Manenberg wants load shedding suspended to curb gang violence in the area

The Manenberg Community Police Forum signed and handed over a petition to the City of Cape Town to suspend load-shedding until crime in the area has subsided.

Manenberg residents gathered at Jordaan Street on Sunday to share their frustration.

Amongst those in attendance were ex-convicts, neighbourhood watches, SAPS, and the Department of Correctional Services. Western Cape police Oversight & community Safety MEC, Reagen Allen, who was one of the speakers, applauded residents for making their voices heard.

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Allen says it takes an all of society approach to combat crime in gang-ridden communities.

‘’ The manner in which our safety partners; Community Policing Forum (CPF), NHW members, religious fraternity, the broader community are as one standing up against the scourge of gang & all other types of violence is truly inspiring.’’

‘’I fully support legal initiatives such as these, where law-abiding citizens, within the confines of the law, are making a clarion call against gangs, violence and crime in general. It is encouraging to note that the community is not shying away from making their voices heard,’’ said Reagen Allen, Western Cape Police Oversight & Community Safety MEC.


Done By: Mitchum George


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