Watch raises awareness about human rights

Grassy Park SAPS handing out pamphlets to motorists.

Neighbourhood watch members made a human chain in Strandfontein Road to remind residents that they had rights too.

“Why we chose to highlight the rights of all neighbourhood watches is because it is a volunteer job to look out and after the safety and well-being of your community. However, sometimes residents are not as understanding and can be demanding towards volunteers,” said Saadiqah Ganief, treasurer of New Horizon Neighbourhood Watch.

New Horizon were supported in the campaign on Tuesday March 21, Human Rights Day, by Grassy Park SAPS’ members including Colonel Dawood Laing and the Grassy Park Youth Desk Crime Prevention Unit.

New Horizon Neighbourhood Watch members, Rashieda Stemmet and Gamiedullah Sedick are raising awareness of how they should be treated as human beings.

Ms Ganief said Grassy Parks SAPS supported them “in volumes” and handed out awareness pamphlets with important emergency numbers for motorists and passers-by.

“The Community also supported the initiative and the young children,” said Ms Ganief.