30 wheelbarrows full of sorrows

President Thabo Mbeki's office received 32000 letters from victims of crime yesterday, delivered in 30 wheelbarrows to the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

President Thabo Mbeki's office received 32000 letters from victims of crime yesterday, delivered in 30 wheelbarrows to the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

"We want to point out to the president that crime is more than statistics, that it's something that affects ordinary citizens," said the trade union Solidarity's deputy secretary-general, Dirk Hermann.

The 30 people who were pushing the wheelbarrows included victims of serious crimes.

The letters were whisked away in police cars to "be delivered to the president's private office".

The peaceful march was organised by Solidarity for its "Stop the Murders" campaign. - Sapa

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