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Cops maintain strong presence in Worcester amid gang violence

On Monday, nine homes of alleged gangsters and their families were torched.

A police nyala. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Police will maintain a strong presence in parts of Worcester due to ongoing gang violence.

On Monday, nine homes of alleged gangsters and their families were torched.

There have been five gang-related murders in the area in just a week.

Police nyalas and heavily armed officers are now a common sight in Avian Park.

Authorities say this will continue until the situation in the area has stabilised.

The police’s Fredrick van Wyk says: “Nine houses have been set alight and we’ve opened cases of public violence, malicious damage to property and two murder cases as well as four attempted murder cases.”

No arrests have been made and police have appealed to residents to help them combat gangsterism.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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