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Mitchells Plain residents ask Pagad for help

The group says the community has expressed no faith in police in the Cape Town township.

FILE: Pagad says the community has expressed no faith in authorities and have asked the organisation for help. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) on Wednesday said the organisation has been approached by Mitchells Plain residents.

The group says the community has expressed no faith in police and asked the group to help solve a surge in crime in the Cape Town township.

The Western Cape Community Safety Department confirmed locals requested an inquiry into policing in the area.

Residents claim officers are colluding with gangsters.

Pagad's Mogamat Keraan says residents are concerned and have no faith in police.

Police declined to comment on the matter.