Gang violence in Ocean View claims one life overnight

At least one person has been confirmed dead and another hospitalised in Ocean View overnight in what is suspected to be gang related shooting.

Chairperson of Ocean View Community Policing Forum, Cathy Cronje says although police are still investigating, the shooting is suspected to be gang related because of the methods used.

It is assumed that the gangs are fighting over territory as is common place.

Cronje says the community of Ocean View needs more effective policing to stop the violence.

The fact that 3 000 posts in the Saps are going to be made redundant is the most ludicrous thing I have ever heard in my entire life when we are facing such huge gang problems.

Cathy Cronje, Chairperson of Ocean View Community Policing Forum

We definitely need more police visibility, more effective policing. We need metro police, law enforcement as well as neighborhood watch to get together and make a united front and fight these crimes.

Cathy Cronje, Chairperson of Ocean View Community Policing Forum

Meanwhile, deputy News Editor at News24, Caryn Dolley has written about controversial businessman, Nafiz Modack, who is heading up a group that is intending on taking over nightclub security from a more established grouping.

Basically, bouncers/night security to them equals power...

Caryn Dolley, deputy News Editor at News24

Modack isn't necessary a gang member and has no affiliation to any traditional gangs.

Caryn Dolley, deputy News Editor at News24

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said in Parliament that is suspected that some police officers are smuggling the firearms to gangsters.

Dolley says she has witnessed Modack meeting with the Northern Cape police commissioner, Risimati Shivuri and there was no public explanation as to why that meeting took place.

She also says Modack met with head of the detectives in the Western Cape, Patrick Mbotho, in which Mbotho said Modack was complaining about the police in the province.

There seems to be strong links between Modack and certain police generals and to date it's unexplained.

Caryn Dolley, deputy News Editor at News24

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