Thursday, August 05, 2021

191 LEAP officers deployed to Cape Flats crime hotspots

191 LEAP officers will from Thursday, be deployed to crime-ridden areas on the Cape Flats.

The newly-trained officers will patrol in Kraaifontein, Mfuleni, and Harare.

Additionally, more than 100 officers will be deployed in the Khayelitsha, Mitchell's Plain, Delft, Gugulethu, Bishop Lavis, Hanover Park, Phillipi area.

Community Safety MEC, Albert Fritz says the deployment of the Kraaifontein team is especially timely in light of what happened to nine-year old Shante Abrahams.

Abrahams was shot in the neck in a suspected gang-related shooting in Scottsdene on Friday, in which a 30-year-old woman was wounded and a 20-year-old man killed.

The girl had reportedly been waiting for netball practice to start when the shooting occurred.

“As the Provincial Government, we continue to do whatever we can in order to ensure that our children, like Shante, can live in a world where she can go to netball practice without being caught in crossfire; and that includes going beyond our mandate, as we are doing through our Safety Plan, but it also includes challenging the severely-reduced human and financial resource allocations to SAPS.”

 

Done By: Mitchum George

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