MEC meets with Hanover Park community over gang related violence
18 October 2010
The Hanover Park Community Policing Forum met with the Western Cape Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz and Western Cape Social Development MEC Patricia De Lille on Sunday.
The meeting came in the midst of renewed gang violence in the area that has left at least four people dead in just over a week.
Hanover Park Community Policing Forum has stated that the constant change in management has seriously affected the fight against gangsterism.
Western Cape Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz said, “What I am told by the Community Policing Forum is that they make an agreement with one police commissioner. Whether or not the agreement is working, well he gets replaced. Probably for other reasons or whatever reasons but they say they do not have a kind of continuous implementation of agreements”.
Community members have told a media organisation that in the last two years, there have been three different police commanders in the area.