Delft residents are doing prayer walks in the area to get rid of gang violence and drug abuse.
Shirley de Bruin, 47, says her community is crippled by the ongoing gang violence over the past six weeks.
Along with her husband Francois de Bruin, 48, and about 80 others, Shirley took to the streets to do “spiritual warfare” this week.
“Innocent young people are dying because they don’t want to sell drugs, the shooters walk outside freely,” she says.
“The community has given SAPS the information, but nothing was done.
“Our youth wants to take the law into their own hands because police aren’t helping.
“This week, seven of our youth were shot dead. We are tired of police being on the payroll of gangs.”
Shirley says they performed cleansing and anointing rituals in the streets: “We pour oil through the shofar and then François makes a circle, the circle means unity and then he writes the name Jesus with the oil to seal it.”
The group from the Palm area in Delft meet every evening at 5pm and will again walk on Sunday at 4pm.
Shirley says their prayer walks has shown positive results in Suburban where violence has lessened: “We are fighting evil with God’s word.”