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Tuesday, September 03, 2013
City to implement safety measures to curb crime on Signal Hill
Imogen Vollenhoven 03
The City of Cape Town is proposing to
implement safer measures to curb crime and control access to Signal Hill and
Several cases of rape and robbery have taken
place on the mountain this year.
Ward Councillor Dave Bryant said metro
police will guard the roads between and .
Bryant explains that they need to find
creative ways to look after the public and ensure that their safety is taken
care of during those times.
“The controlled access will not prevent
anybody from entering or exiting those roads but it would ensure that there is
notice taken of the vehicles that are entering and exiting,” added Bryant.
He also said that this will be done in case
of any potential crime that has taken place at the top or if there is a
suspicious vehicle in the area which may be entering.
Meanwhile Founder of Table Mountain Watch
Group Andre van Schalkwyk said they welcome any initiative by the City of Cape Town that will ensure
the safety of people on the mountain.
Van Schalkwyk said that they believe that
anything that is done in an area is a good thing to secure it.
“But obviously we would like to see what
the proposal is and we are hoping that it is a collaborative process in terms
of what they had proposed to do,” Van Schalkwyk added.