16 August 2013
The Western Cape
Department of Education together with the South African Police Services and
several MEC’s met with a group of educators from the Manenberg area last night,
to discuss safety in schools.
This follows the
recent increase of gang violence in the area which has led to schools in
Manenberg being closed for two days.
Spokesperson Bronagh Casey said educators expressed two main concerns, the
safety of educators to and from school and the on-going gang violence and
shooting just outside schools premises.
Casey added that
the City of Cape Town has offered to deploy an additional man power between 60 or 80 Metro
Law Enforcement officers. They will be divided between schools and during
“The safety and
security of our community is a national competence in terms of SAPS and they
will continue to engage with SAPS when it comes to stepping up Law enforcement
in the area,” Casey added.
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