Cape Flats Gangland
Cape Town is the most violent city which is not at war
According to crime statistics, Cape Town is considered one of the most violent cities in the world and is the most violent city in the South Africa.
Residents on the Cape Flats are constantly living in fear due to the incessant gangster shootings.
A resident from Eastridge in Mitchells Plain, Jakoef Losper says he’s ‘gatvol’ over the gangsters shooting in the area.
“Bullets fly up and down past my house everyday.
“I’m concerned over the safety of our children.
“The gangsters are out of control.”
Another resident from Eastridge in Mitchells Plain Shafeek Wickham says: “People going to work often get mugged at bus stops by gangsters.
“Our safety is a major concern.”
Mogamat Adams from Vanguard Estate says the high crime rate affects everyone.
He’s concerned about car-hijackings that’s rapidly on the increase.
“We’re not safe on the roads any more.
“Leaders need to come together and do something about the gangsters.
“It seems our government is gaining from crime.
“There is never enough police around when the gangsters are shooting.
“But when residents are protesting against crime they are being looked at as the vigilantes.”
Faiez Jacobs, from the ANC says: “The DA is to blamed and don’t want to co-operate with the ANC.”
Mayor Dan Plato says: “The law is too lenient.”
Plato has budgeted R25million for additional city police to curb violence in the City and in the townships.
He says:”I will strenghten control in the CBD as well as in the township.”
He further says: “Gangsters have a field day in the jails where they get free food and television, almost like hotel service.”