Gang-related violence has once again flared up in parts of the Cape Flats, especially in Hanover Park. Since late September, more than 20 people are believed to have been shot in the area due to the uptick in this deadly violence.
MEC for Community Safety in the Western Cape Albert Fritz (pictured) says communities on the Cape Flats want to see gangsters arrested.
” When I visited the Philippi Police Station this past weekend, the cells were full. And this is due to an increase in visible policing,” says Fritz.
The MEC explains that despite covid-19 being a setback, action needs to be ramped up to get the Community Policing Forums (CPFs) and other fora back on track through proper elections and representations to fight crime.
On Monday, the City of Cape Town deployed the promised 60 law enforcement officials to Hanover Park to combat the increase in violent crime and improve on visible policing.