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Gangs terrorise CT communities

Residents of Pumlani Village and Onderboom Road informal settlement say they are living in fear of gangs.

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato. Picture: EWN
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CAPE TOWN - Residents of Pumlani Village and Onderboom Road informal settlement near Strandfontein say they are living in fear.

They claim several people have been killed in apparent gang-related fights.

One man, who did not want to be named, said at least 10 people have lost their lives.

He said shootings are a daily occurrence, as gangs fight over drug turfs.

“The gangs attack people at night. In the last three weeks, 10 people have been killed.

The Western Cape has been battling gang violence in different areas.

Meanwhile, at least four people have been killed since Hanover Park gangs broke a peace treaty which was signed in 2011.

Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has called for the reintroduction of gang and drug units.

In May, he met with Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa to discuss the issue.

Eyewitness News is still awaiting comment from the police.

(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)

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