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Anti-gang unit must stay free of corruption, says Hanover Park CPF

2 November 2018 4:15 PM
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Ebrahim Abrahams
The Hanover Park community policing forum (CPF) says it hopes the anti-gang unit is in it for the long haul.

The Hanover Park community policing forum (CPF) says it hopes the anti-gang unit launched in the area is more than a temporary measure.

Earlier on Friday, President Cyril Ramaphosa officially launched the police's anti-gang unit in Hanover Park.

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

The unit has been operational since 8 October and has already executed more than 50 arrests in suburbs across Cape Town.

Hanover Park CPF chair, Ebrahim Abrahams, says the sustained visibility of this unit could bring about change in the gang-ridden community.

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

However, he says local police in the area have been swallowed by up corruption in the past.

Abrahams says that Ramaphosa's directive needs to reach the police officers who will be serving in the community.

He adds that residents need to be able to report any potential corruption among the task force.

He also says the relationship between the CPF and the police needs to be restored.

I hope they deliver on their word.

Ebrahim Abrahams, Chairperson of the Hanover Park Community policing forum

It will make a change if we have the visibility of this unit in this area, but I hope they won't have it here and take it away to another area.

Ebrahim Abrahams, Chairperson of the Hanover Park Community policing forum

All politicians say the right kind of things, but when it comes to implementation, it's another ball game.

Ebrahim Abrahams, Chairperson of the Hanover Park Community policing forum

Listen to the discussion on The John Maytham Show:


2 November 2018 4:15 PM
Tags:
Police
Gangs
Anti-gang unit
Hanover Park CPF
Ebrahim Abrahams

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