New Horizon Pelican Park resident Abdurahman says his community wants to form a neighbourhood watch, but is being suppressed by their ward councillor as well as Community Police Forum (CPF) chair.
We've tried to establish our neighbourhood watch, but we're being accused of being vigilantes. We've followed protocol when applying, yet the chairperson of Grassy Park CPF is not assisting us... we are threatened with arrest and we can't stand for this anymore.— Abdurahman, Pelican Park resident
Abdurahman explains that, only after airing his frustration on air did relevant parties reply to their correspondence.
He says that Pelican Park is a fairly new area on the Cape Flats, which they hope to rid of crime that has spiraled out of control.
Meanwhile, Hanif Loonat Mitchells Plain CPF Cluster chair says that he is not party to the obstacles created in the Grassy Park region and has called on a meeting to resolve the issues.
Hanif says that he has challenged Grassy Park CPF chair Fuad Titus in the past, and does not want to create factions within crime-fighting communities.
Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies: