Mathembi Mathulo, 33, said though the recent West Village rape saga has been a trigger, the community is under siege by all kinds of crime.
“We’re tired of looking over our heads, we’re tired of being scared in our homes. The crime in this area is bad — the zama-zamas also contribute to the problem,” she said.
Tinkie Falatsi, 39, was against the heavy visibility of police.
“The police are making this about them and taking away the attention from our outcry. We don’t want foreigners in this area because they are dangerous. We want a safe place for our children,” Falatsi said.