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Hanover Park peace treaty ends

The Hanover Park Community Policing Forum says a peace treaty, signed by rival gangsters, was broken.

Gun crime. Picture: Stock.xchnge

CAPE TOWN - The Hanover Park Community Policing Forum on Tuesday said a peace treaty signed by rival gang members has ended.

This after four people were killed and three others injured over the weekend.

A truce between the rival Americans and Mongrels gangs was penned six months ago.

Community Policing Forum spokesperson Weldon Cameron said, "The community is very upset because their movement has been restricted by the violence."

The Western Cape is faced with a serious problem of gangsterism.

Schoolchildren and women have been caught in the crossfire in the Cape flats.

Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has been calling for the reinstatement of specialised units to effectively tackle drugs and gangs.

Areas like Khayelitsha and Gugulethu have also been experiencing incidents of gangsterism amongst the youth.