Ramaphosa and Cele officially launch anti-gang unit in Cape Town

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Police Minister Bheki Cele are in Hanover Park in Cape Town to officially launch the police’s anti-gang unit.

The president interacted with residents in a walkabout, where he heard about challenges faced in the area.

Ramaphosa briefly addressed residents as he stopped in the middle of Surwood Walk where 19-year-old Ameerodien Noordien was gunned down last month.

Eyewitness News reporter Lauren Isaacs was there.

This anti-gang unit has been disbanded for more than a decade but over the past month it has been revived in communities like Hanover Park, Nyanga...

Lauren Isaacs, EWN reporter

In the Western Cape alone, police this week said that there has been over 50 arrests since operational deployment and that was at the beginning of October.

Lauren Isaacs, EWN reporter

Click on the link below to listen to the full report....


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'Mathematics syllabus is enormous to be covered within a year,' says expert

'Mathematics syllabus is enormous to be covered within a year,' says expert

Wits University mathematics lecturer Dr Jacques du Plessis says teachers are racing against time in the classroom.

Home Affairs gazettes new tougher laws for refugees and and asylum seekers

Home Affairs gazettes new tougher laws for refugees and and asylum seekers

Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says those who commit fraud face expulsion for destroying the sovereignty of the country.

Former Reserve Bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele appointed Absa CEO

Former Reserve Bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele appointed Absa CEO

Absa head of corporate communications Songezo Zibi says Mminele has pedigree both in terms of policy and commercial banking.

Anti-gang unit will remain in CT communities as long as needed, says Saps

Anti-gang unit will remain in CT communities as long as needed, says Saps

Cape Flats residents are concerned that once the intervention unit leaves the community that crime will pick up again.

Bheki Cele anti-gang unit fully operational in the Cape Flats

Bheki Cele anti-gang unit fully operational in the Cape Flats

According to Major General Jeremy Vearey, the unit started on Tuesday responding to a gang-related shooting in Lavender Hill.

Cape Flats residents demand government address gang violence

Cape Flats residents demand government address gang violence

300 people from Bontheuwel, Manenburg, Kensington and Mitchells Plain marched to Parliament to demand an end to gang violence.

Popular articles
Yves Saint Laurent starts selling designer condoms for R95 a pop

Yves Saint Laurent starts selling designer condoms for R95 a pop

Some things in life just don’t need a “designer” counterpart, reckons branding and advertising expert Andy Rice.