CPF slams police for inaction amid gang violence in Hanover Park
More than 11 people have been killed over the past two weeks in Hanover Park in shootings believed to be linked to gang violence.
Ebrahim Abrahams, chair of the Hanover Park Community Policing Forum (CPF) says there has not been collaboration with the relevant authorities.
We have this problematic society because the authorities aren't working together with community or giving us services.Ebrahim Abrahams, Chairperson of the Hanover Park Community Policing Forum
He says that South African Police Service (Saps) and the Western Cape Department of Community Safety are working in silos.
According to Abrahams, the community is frustrated with the claims of lack of police resources or funding.
He says residents and community groups are mobilising in order negotiate a ceasefire with gangs in the area.
The Community Policing Forum is supposed to be in partnership with Saps, and the Western Cape Department of Community Safety and everyone has been working in silos.Ebrahim Abrahams, Chairperson of the Hanover Park Community Policing Forum
They expect the community to give sweat equity but the partnership is always based on [claims that] they don't have funding or resources.Ebrahim Abrahams, Chairperson of the Hanover Park Community Policing Forum
The community is fed up because, when we don't get service from Saps, who do we turn to? Do we go as a vigilante group?Ebrahim Abrahams, Chairperson of the Hanover Park Community Policing Forum
Listen to him explain the situation:
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