CT march against gang violence called off due to lack of support

#GangsterismMustFall was to march calling for better ways to address the scourge of gang violence.

FILE: Some Hout Bay residents preparing to march against crime. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A march against gang violence in the Cape has been called off due to a lack of support.

Civil society group #GangsterismMustFall had planned to march through the streets of Cape Town's CBD today to hand over a memorandum to the City of Cape Town.

The group wants government to find better ways to address the scourge of gang violence in some of the worst affected areas in and around the city.

There has been a spate of deadly shootings in Hanover Park and Bonteheuwel this week, two of the gang-infested areas in the Western Cape.

An eight-year-old girl is among five people who were wounded in the latest shooting in Hanover Park.

GangsterismMustFall's Valentino Stander said, "We decided to call off the march due to lack of support from communities. We are actually very disappointed because the current situation in our communities is very bad and we were hoping people would support this march."