Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Western Cape Police deploys additional Forces in Manenberg

Western Cape Police has deployed additional Forces including Anti-Gang Unit, due to the on-going gang violence within Manenberg.

The City’s Metro police, Law enforcement, LEAP Officers and Traffic officers are on the ground ‘’to conduct high density patrols throughout volatile gang hot spot areas.’’

Captain FC van Wyk said that the integrated operations heeded numerous  successes.

‘’Nine males aged between 25 and 39 were brought in for questioning regarding the murders of opposing gang members. This action allowed investigators to interview members of opposing gangs and to link perpetrators to various crimes.’’

‘’One 25-year-old male was arrested and was charged for the murder of a 24 year old male that was fatally wounded on the corners of Duinefontein and Jordaan Street on Friday 11 March at 08:47,’’ added van Wyk.

The police Captain said officers arrested four suspects for being in possession of firearms and ammunition.

·        A 15 year old boy was arrested on the 11 March 2022 at 16:40 in Gamka Street Manenberg.

·        A 28 year old male was arrested on 12 March 2022 at 11:20 in Vistula Road Manenberg.

·        A 23 year old male was arrested on 12 March 2022 at 22:00 in Christmas Tinto Road Tambo Village.

·        A 27 year old male was arrested for the possession of 9mm rounds.

 

‘’One firearm was abandoned by a suspect and recovered after SAPS members came under attack from the community allowing the suspect to evade arrest. Twenty-two males aged between 16 and 69, and a 21-year-old female were arrested for the possession of various drugs, ranging from tik, cocaine and heroin,’’ said van Wyk.

Western Cape Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen Thembisile Patekile commended the members deployed within the Manenberg Policing precinct in putting a tight crime prevention grip on the precinct, disrupting the gang violence.

He encouraged the community to become actively involved in crime prevention  and by reporting any criminal activities.

‘’Gang violence will not be tolerated in the Western Cape and that these operations are set to continue until we are satisfied that law and order has been restored”.

Anyone with information regarding any illegal gang activities can contact Manenberg SAPS 021 699 9400 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

 

Done By: Mitchum George

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