31 March 2014.
The IFP urges the Western Cape MEC for
Community Safety, Mr Dan Plato, to urgently deploy police to
patrol the streets of Hanover Park.
The IFP fears that another incident of gang
violence is likely to emerge after the shooting of a 13-year-old
boy in the area on Saturday.
Residents fear for their lives because it is
very likely that more killings will follow, after this incident.
Innocent people are at risk of being killed in
the crossfire when gang violence is in progress. The MEC must do
what he has to do, to protect residents and to prevent more
shootings taking place in the area.
The scourge of gang violence in the Cape Flats
is a serious concern, as our people are living under threat
As the IFP, we say provincial and national
government must come together in fighting gang violence in the
The time for politicking and pointing figures
should end. Our people are dying like flies in the Western Cape
due to gang violence. Government must make the lives of our
people a priority.
The bill of rights must not be violated, which
clearly states that everyone must be respected, protected and
the commission and fulfilment of the rights of the individuals
must be sacrosanct.
IFP Western Cape Premier Candidate,
Mr Len Swimmer, Cell: 082 452
IFP Parliamentary Caucusís Media Liaison
Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, Cell: 072 497 1252