DA takes stance on drugs, gangsterism

The party held an anti-gangsterism and drugs march in Manenberg earlier today.

The DA's anti-gangsterism and drug abuse march in Manenberg on 19 April. Picture: Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Cape Town says it has started evicting drug dealers who live in council houses.

The party's leaders earlier held an anti-gangsterism and drug abuse march in gang-ravaged Manenberg.

The DA enjoyed a warm welcome from community members and appealed to residents to take back control of their community by reporting criminals.

Party leader Helen Zille once again called for the reinstatement of anti-gang and drug units and accused national government of neglecting residents.

Zille said the area is in desperate need of a bigger police presence.

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille also took a tough stance, saying that if drug dealers living in council houses are reported, the DA will ensure they are evicted.