COSATU will lead a march against crime in the Western Cape next month.

The trade union federation made the announcement during the media briefing, on Wednesday.

It comes against the backdrop of mass killings in Khayelitsha over the past months.

COSATU says there’s been a consistent increase in violence across the province over the past years.

Provincial spokesperson, Malvern De Bruyn, says violence is out of control.

“As COSATU we are disappointed at the level of crime in our province. It is quite clear that the City and government – at a provincial level and national level – is doing nothing. We can’t sit hands folded while our people are dying on the streets on a daily basis. So, that’s the call that we’ve made: for the people of the Western Cape to come out in the numbers on the fourth of August.”


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