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Young people ask why the police station was closed that night?

They say that if the police had been on the grounds to carry out patrols last Saturday evening, they could have prevented many teenagers from entering the room.

Young people from Scenery Park and surrounding communities in east London march for their 21 deceased peers at Enyobeni Tavern and held a candle lighting ceremony on June 29, 2022. Photo: Nhlanhla Mabaso/EWN

Young people in Scenery Park, east London, have accused the police in their community of failing them.

This comes after the death of 21 teenagers at the Enyobeni tavern last weekend.

Young people from the community embarked on a march in the area on Friday to highlight their concerns about police visibility on the evening of the incident.

They say that if the police had been on the grounds to carry out patrols last Saturday evening, they could have prevented many teenagers from entering the room.

Speaking to Eyewitness News, Esethu Bhacela said on the night of the tragic incident, the police station was closed.

“During that night of the incident at Enyobeni’s tavern, why was the police station closed? Why is a police station even closing?

In response, Eastern Cape Police have asked anyone with information regarding the allegations to come forward.

Scenery Park youths have also called on Police Minister Bheki Cele to step in to ensure there are improvements in policing in the community.



Young people ask why the police station was closed that night?

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