MEC Must Deploy Police to Patrol Hanover Park

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 every day. 


As the IFP, we say provincial and national government must come together in fighting gang violence in the Western Cape. 


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.


Issued by:

IFP Western Cape Premier Candidate, Mr Len Swimmer, Cell: 082 452 1799


Or contact: 

IFP Parliamentary Caucusís Media Liaison Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, Cell: 072 497 1252