ANC confident Plato claims will be probed

The ANC wants authorities to investigate MEC, Dan Plato, regarding gang violence in the Western Cape.

A chart showing gang violence hotspots in Cape Town communities. Picture: Chantall Presence/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The ANC in the Western Cape says it is confident that a dossier it compiled alleging Community Safety MEC, Dan Plato is in cahoots with gangsters, will be investigated.

The party says it is still waiting for the go ahead from its lawyers before handing over the document to authorities.

Plato however has dismissed the claims as baseless.

The ANC's Phillip Dexter says, "We believe there's more than enough evidence and we believe once the authorities have considered what we give them, they will definitely investigate."

The Cape has a long history of gang-related violence, especially in the Cape Peninsula, with sporadic flare ups every few months.

In May alone, more than 30 people were killed in suspected gang-related incidents.

Areas such as Lavender Hill, Hanover Park and Manenberg have been hugely affected.

Recently, Plato suggested that the army be deployed in gang-ridden areas to help restore peace.