Cape cops under the spotlight in Grassy Park
A Grassy Park father believes police inefficiency contributed to his daughter’s overdose.
CAPE TOWN - A Grassy Park father, whose daughter died of a drug overdose, has slammed police for not doing enough to rid his community of drug lords.
Last week a suspected drug den in the area was torched in what might have been a vigilante attack.
The man, who wants to remain anonymous, says narcotics are easily available in his community.
"The police are doing absolutely nothing."
Thomas Lewis, a suspected drug dealer, was gunned at his home on 6th Avenue after a group of masked men allegedly surrounded his house and set it alight. His son Basil was also beaten up.
The man said he doesn't know who could have done this.
"These guys were warned and I don't know who did it. It could be gangsters who did it, or the People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad). I arrived late on the scene."
Last week Grassy Park Community Policing Forum (CPF) member Phillip Bam said residents believed drugs were being sold on the premises.
"The community wanted the police to deal with the matter but unfortunately policing has been ineffective."
It is also unclear whether this incident is linked to the bombing of a Velocity Cars dealership in Athlone, which also took place last week.