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Dan Plato praises cops for Ocean View arrests

At least seven people have been murdered in the area over the past two weeks.

Community Safety MEC Dan Plato. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has praised police for the swift arrests of six alleged killers in Ocean View.

At least seven people have been murdered in the area over the past two weeks.

The majority of the incidents have been linked to gangsterism.

In the latest incident last weekend, three family members were gunned down at their home in Mars Street.

It's believed the gunmen opened fire on the family while they were sleeping during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Plato says detectives worked around the clock to put the alleged perpetrators behind bars.

"We are very pleased by the arrests made by Saps and they are confident they can link the six to the killings. It has sent out the right message to the public of Ocean View after they were living in fear."

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