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Don't let children drown: build the Diepsloot footbridge

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Don't let children drown: build the Diepsloot footbridge
Don't let children drown: build the Diepsloot footbridge
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A family from Diepsloot has lost their little girl Angel who died while attempting to cross a river using boulders trying to get to school. Her little lifeless body was found days after she was swept away by the river [1]. 22 years after democracy, we cannot allow for this to happen. Together we can put pressure on the City of Joburg to make sure that they build a foot bridge for children of Diepsloot.

 

Dear Mayor Tau and the City of Joburg Municipality,

We call on you to build the footbridge over the stream where Angel Sibanda died in Diepsloot before your term as Mayor ends.

 

[1] http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2016-03-01-groundup-children-still-have-to-cross-the-diepsloot-river-where-angel-drowned/

http://fourwaysreview.co.za/225334/social-development-mec-visits-family-of-diepsloot-flood-victim/

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Please stand with Angel’s mother and hundreds of other amandla community members in calling on the City of Joburg Mayor, Parks Tau, to urgently build a foot bridge as a memorial to little Angel. Together we can ensure that no more of our children die unnecessarily under our watch.




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  • Laila Steele
    signed 2016-03-04 12:40:15 +0200
  • Lauren Basson
    signed 2016-03-04 12:34:47 +0200
    Lauren Basson
  • Silomo Khumalo
    signed 2016-03-04 12:27:51 +0200
    Its an indictment on all of us that we are complacent about every day injustices in our families, communities and the society as a whole.
  • Cary Burnett
    signed 2016-03-04 12:05:30 +0200
  • Winston Smith
    signed 2016-03-04 12:02:46 +0200
  • Refiloe Koalibane
    signed 2016-03-04 11:49:17 +0200
    For the sake of our children, build this bridge!!
  • Mhairi Kesson
    signed 2016-03-04 11:48:47 +0200
  • Mike Louw
    signed 2016-03-04 11:48:26 +0200
  • Thuli Ngubane
    published this page in Campaigns 2016-03-04 11:46:41 +0200
  • Janet Bezuidenhout
    signed 2016-03-04 11:30:08 +0200
  • Jess Hindley
    signed 2016-03-04 11:16:44 +0200
    Jess Hindley
  • Rebecca Pointer
    signed 2016-03-04 11:13:47 +0200
    Come on, government, this is just basic! Children’s safety first!
  • Rose Richards
    signed 2016-03-04 11:08:57 +0200
  • Zimitri Erasmus
    signed 2016-03-04 11:08:45 +0200
  • Carmen Sangion
    signed 2016-03-04 11:07:02 +0200
  • Kirsten Leo
    signed 2016-03-04 11:06:27 +0200
    Dear Mayor Tau and the Johannesburg Municipality,


    We call on you to build the footbridge over the stream where Angel Sibanda died in Diepsloot before your term as Mayor ends.
  • Chris Reinders
    signed 2016-03-04 11:06:24 +0200
    I fully support this initiative.
  • Tasnim Sallie
    signed 2016-03-04 11:04:51 +0200
  • Helen Macdonald
    signed 2016-03-04 11:01:25 +0200
  • Fezile K
    signed 2016-03-04 11:00:29 +0200
    This is fucked up!
  • Philippa Dodds
    signed 2016-03-04 11:00:26 +0200
  • Maria Suriano
    signed 2016-03-04 10:59:53 +0200
  • naadira patel
    signed 2016-03-04 10:59:35 +0200
  • Mary Ralphs
    signed 2016-03-04 10:59:13 +0200
  • Ndivhuwo Richard Mphephu
    signed 2016-03-04 10:57:44 +0200
    A FOOT BRIDGE MUST BE BUILD
  • Catharina Minervini
    signed 2016-03-04 10:54:33 +0200
    When the rains came I was waiting to hear of the first drowning, and I knew that the victim was likely to be a child. What a dreadful thing to admit in a city like Johannesburg, that has the resources, must make the resources, to keep our citizens and especially, especially our children safe. Please act now.
  • Carolyn Baigrie
    signed 2016-03-04 10:53:57 +0200
  • uwizeye Gaudence
    signed 2016-03-04 10:53:36 +0200
  • Laura Kraus
    signed 2016-03-04 10:53:15 +0200
  • Aliki Saragas
    signed 2016-03-04 10:51:53 +0200