By Janet Semple MPL, DA Gauteng Constituency Head: Boksburg:
The shocking stabbing of five-year old Aliandro Pugi after his father’s car was hijacked in Sunward Park on Sunday is indicative of spiralling crime rates in the Boksburg area.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) wishes him a speedy recovery and calls on police to do everything possible to find the perpetrators.
Unfortunately, this case is only one of many such incidents of violent and petty crime that now plague the area; particularly in Sunward Park.
The DA believes that increased police presence is needed to curb increasing crime rates.
As the political head for Boksburg I will be engaging with local law enforcement to discuss measures to improve security on our streets.
We will not stop fighting until our community is safe and parents no longer need to fear for the lives of their young children.