Joburg police are taking away blankets from the homeless, so we're demanding that they are made to volunteer at the Central Methodist Church's soup kitchen, where they should hand out blankets - instead of taking them away.
|Homeless residents of Johannesburg warm themselves around a fire on Tuesday night as a cold front hits the city. Photo: Greg Nicolson, Daily Maverick|
Dear Wayne Minaar, JMPD Spokesperson
We are horrified to hear that some of your officers are taking away blankets from the homeless.
We don't want something so inhumane to ever happen again, though you deny these claims, they have been coming up for years, that's why we're asking that you send your officers to volunteer at the Central Methodist church's soup kitchen and hand out blankets - instead of taking them away.