Mbalula visits Hanover Park in anti-crime operation

Last week, three police constables were wounded while responding to a call-out in the area.

 Police Minister Fikile Mbalula visited Hanover Park on 13 October 2017 during a police operation in the Cape community. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Police Minister Fikile Mbalula attended an anti-crime operation in the gang-stricken community of Hanover Park on Friday.

The area has seen a spike in deadly gang shootings over the past few weeks.

Last week, three police constables were wounded while responding to a call-out in Hanover Park.

Walking down a stretch of Attwood Road in Hanover Park, Mbalula exchanged handshakes with drivers.

Following a brief hello, Mbalula told residents that police were doing all they could to “catch the bad guys”.

One woman said gang violence had spiralled out of control.

“You don’t know where to go or where to walk. People are running around with guns.”

She added as a mother, she feared for her child's life as shootings often took place near schools.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)