Residents said the things that go on in the park disgusted them and that today’s youth had no respect for Mzansi’s fallen heroes.

Former professional boxer Vukile Blouw (62) of New Brighton kasi told Daily Sun: “This situation is terrible and makes me angry. Relatives of these six MK soldiers would not be happy to see what is happening here.

“During the day the kids play there. Then at night young men bring their lovers to the site.

“I have been guarding this park and chased away many young people and they know me.

“This park is also a graveyard. People are not allowed to walk over graves,” he said.

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A woman (57) said: “We once saw young people having s*x there and pelted them with stones.

“Other times kids play on the graves and their parents see nothing wrong with it!”

ANC representative in the municipality Litho Suka said: “We condemn this behaviour in the strongest terms. Parents should also look after their kids and teach them to respect our history and heritage and stop vandalising our heritage sites.”