How the W Cape plans to reduce crime and killings on the Cape Flats
The death toll of young people on the Cape Flats is rising and the latest victim of seeming gang violence is a teenager gunned down while visiting a friend last Saturday morning in Bonteheuwel.
Kieno Kammies speaks to MEC Community Safety Alan Winde about this crisis.
That's number 17 in Bonteheuwel, 25 in Mitchells Plain, Bishop Lavis, this is just out of control and unacceptable.Alan Winde, Western Cape Community Safety MEC
Winde says they had hoped the recently introduced Anti-Gang Unit would have resulted in a drop in deaths but it has not been the case.
There is more than one gang-related death a day.Alan Winde, Western Cape Community Safety MEC
Winde believes entrepreneurs are doing great things on the Cape Flats which is boosting the economy and providing jobs in the area.
But the lack of resources to fight crime is the key problem he says.
Yesterday I wrote a letter to the minister again.Alan Winde, Western Cape Community Safety MEC
He says he wants to get his hands dirty and is willing to push boundaries.
We have asked for space inside police stations in these red zones, to put in government officials to help with administrative work.Alan Winde, Western Cape Community Safety MEC
Listen to his plans below:
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