GATVOL residents have accused cops of doing nothing to stop crime during the festive season!

Members of the Seshego Youth Command marched to the cop shop and submitted a memorandum of grievances.

They said police in the Polokwane kasi were not doing enough to arrest thugs, and that those who had been bust were given bail and roamed the streets.

The march follows the mugging and brutal murder of Thoriso Kgomo (19) on New Year’s Day.

More than 100 youths embarked on the 2km march to the cop shop. They said Seshego police were tired and should retire.

Their leader, Evans Mabato (17), said: “We want protection and justice from the police and justice department.

“We don’t feel safe and aren’t happy with the police’s work.

“They must beef up their patrols, especially at schools, at night and at events.”

Ward councillor Tshepo Nkwe said: “There’s been a spate of murders and gangsterism involving kids aged 12 to 18. We must end this together with police.”

Concerned parent Mapula Thema (50) said youths who resorted to crime were mostly the angry type.

“Youths and adults alike are living in fear,” said Mapula.

“Our homes, schools and streets are no longer safe.”

Prosecutor Disebo Kgwelenye accepted the memorandum.

Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said: “We’ll make sure police work hand in hand with residents.”