Ocean View remains calm after violent demonstrations

Provincial Community Safety MEC Dan Plato visited the community on Friday in a bid to restore calm to the community.

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato in Ocean View on 22 September 2017 where residents have protested against alleged police corruption and gang violence. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Many Ocean View residents have welcomed interaction with senior officials following violent demonstrations in the area.

Residents have been protesting over a lack of police visibility in the area which is plagued by gang related activities.

Provincial Community Safety MEC Dan Plato visited the community on Friday in a bid to restore calm to the community.

Police have vowed to bolster the deployment of officers to patrol the area.

Nathan Panti, a resident, says the area has been calm since Friday’s meeting.

“The community is quiet. People are walking in the streets again and our roads are open. People are able to move around the area easily.”

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(Edited by Shimoney Regter)