Kensington residents demand Police Minister address gangsterism in the area
The communities of Kensington and Facreton have closed the roads in protest to at the recent number of gang-related shootings in the area.
Voortrekker Road, between Jakes Gerwel Drive and Prestige Drive/ 1st Avenue is closed to traffic in both directions.
Secretary of the Kensington Street Committee, Zainulabideen van der Schyff says there's been a number of gang-related killings in the area and the Saps in the area does not have enough resources to fight these crimes.
He says the protest organisers are saying they are trying to get national attention to their plight and possibly get the Minister of police to come down and address the situation.
We want to bring national attention to the plight that's being faced by our residents and right now people are saying we need to highlight our plight and get the ministers and the police to see what's happening.Zainulabideen van der Schyff, Secretary of the Kensington Street Committee
We have closed down the corridor but it is quite peaceful, the residents are having an engagement with the police.Zainulabideen van der Schyff, Secretary of the Kensington Street Committee
Van der Schyff says he has spoken to the organisers of the protest and they are saying although the main road is blocked, they are allowing teachers and school children in the area.
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