'Mitchells Plain kids lack motivation'

There are concerns that children in the area are not interested in improving their lives.

The Mitchells Plain CPF fears that children in the area are not interested in improving their lives. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A member of the Mitchells Plain Community Policing Forum (CPF) fears children in the area lack the desire to improve their lives.

An education forum summit is being held in Mitchells Plain on Saturday, to discuss issues affecting schools and NGO's in the area.

The forum is being led by National Planning Minister and Mitchells Plain Constituency leader Trevor Manuel.

Mitchells Plain has been at the centre of alleged gang conflict over the last few months.

12-year-old Jucinta Matroos was buried after being shot in Mitchells Plain earlier this month.

Two more teenagers died in the same incident.

The Mitchells Plain CPF's Lynn Phillips says, "We're not fighting the organisation represented here because there are quite a few opportunities that they have highlighted now. Starting from Monday onwards they will have skills training for grade nine learners.

"This is one of the ways to get our youth off the streets and on the right path."