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WC elections discussion: Gangsterism tops agenda

Representatives of 11 political parties participated in a round table discussion in Cape Town today.

Representatives of 11 political parties participated in a round table discussion in Cape Town today. Picture: Cape Talk.

CAPE TOWN - Gangsterism and the deployment of the army to gang-riddled communities is once again in the spotlight.

With elections exactly a week away, representatives of 11 political parties have been participating in a round table discussion at the Lentegeur Civic Centre hosted by 567 CapeTalk today.

The Democratic Alliance's Ivan Meyer called on the army to be deployed to Cape Town's most gang infested areas.

But the ANC hit back saying the army is there to patrol the borders and isn't the answer to the scourge of gangsterism.

The Patriotic Alliance's Gayton McKenzie claims they have assisted in curbing gang violence in three areas in recent months and his supporters cheered loudly.

But some supporters say they only want a peaceful environment to live in and no more empty promises.