White families in Lelie Street, Benoni terrified: harassed, ambushed by
jobless black males, being watched day and night
Mothers waiting for their children coming home from schools are being
harassed: the SAPS should reinstate our safety, we are just sitting targets
for these men, a white female resident writes. "Ive read the letter of
Simon Penney concerning the men that hang around the intersection
waiting for work. We live in Lelie Street close to the corner and these
men sometimes sit so close to your gate that you are too scared to go
into your property or go out.
They know every move of the people in this street because they watch
us as we go in and out.
My question is, why can't the police do something? Must someone else be
robbed before these men are asked to move away?
Even mothers waiting for their children coming from school are being
Every week we read about people being hijacked in front of their homes
and we are just sitting targets for these men.
The security companies try to chase them away, but they just curse and
laugh at these officers.
I'm sick and tired of constantly being harassed by these men.
As they apparently have a right, we ratepayers also have a right to feel
safe when we're at home.
Most of the time they're just lying on their bac sleeping, not even looking
And yes, like Simon says, give us back the peaceful home and
neighbourhood we deserve.