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'Fewer Manenberg gang shootings'

Dan Plato says his department’s safety plan has led to fewer gang shootings in Manenberg.

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says since the implementation of his department's safety plan, there's been a decrease in gang-related shootings in Manenberg. Picture: sxc.hu.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says since the implementation of his department's safety plan, there's been a decrease in gang-related shootings in Manenberg.

Plato held a follow-up meeting with residents on Tuesday night regarding safety measures to curb an ongoing turf war in the area.

Law enforcement officials are maintaining a high visibility in Manenberg, which has been riddled with gang activity.

Police are also currently patrolling at five high-risk schools affected by the ongoing violence.

Plato explains: "The current plan is definitely not sustainable. While the safety plan is in place, we need to come up with a more sustainable plan. We're now busy carving out that sustainable plan and looking at things like CCTV cameras."