Gangs agree to end violence
Some Cape Town gangs have decided to end the violence in several areas, indefinitely.
CAPE TOWN - Some Cape Town gangs have decided to end the violence in several areas, indefinitely.
Mediators said the Junky Funky Kids', the Mongrels and other gangs addressed residents from Lavender Hill and neighbouring suburbs on Sunday.
The gangs recently agreed to a seven-day truce to engage in long-term peace talks.
The New World Foundation's Llewellyn Jordaan said the gangs have finally reached an agreement to keep the peace.
“The final analysis is that they’ve all agreed to continue with the notion that peace can prevail in this community. There are a lot of other issues to that still need to be dealt with.”
Jordaan said the gangs have also accepted the responsibility of sorting out their remaining issues.
“We have extended an invitation to all community groups and leaders that have any concerns to come and shake hands with them and help them work through the process in order to help the sustainability of this place.”
Between 30 and 40 lives have been claimed by gang violence over the past few months.
(Edited by Tamsin Wort)