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HP residents call for eviction of gang members in rental units after 5-yr-old is shot

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The Hanover Park Civic Association is calling on community members to participate in a public meeting calling for the eviction of gangster’s residing in council rental units. This follows the shooting and consequent wounding of five old Ashlin Telmarks in Hanover Park’s Algoa Court on Tuesday evening. Telmarks was caught in reported gang related crossfire while playing only meters from her grandmother’s front door. According to the family, medical reports thus far indicate that the newly enrolled Grade R learner’s lung and kidney was punctured. Doctors today worked to stabilize Telmarks. 

The park where Telmarks was playing at the time of the incident, only meters from her grandmother’s home. Photo: Thakira Desai
Blood stains are still visible on the spot where Telmarks was shot. Photo: Thakira Desai
Hanover Park’s Algoa Court residents say they have had enough of gang violence that has stripped their children of their sense of safety. Photo: Thakira Desai

VOC reporters spoke to Telmarks’ grandmother, Rachel, who provided details about the incident.

On Tuesday evening a five-year-old girl, Ashlin Telmarks, from Hanover Park was shot and wounded during gang related crossfire. Doctors today worked to stabilise the little girl, whose lung and kidney was impacted by the bullet. Residents are now calling on the City to assist them in evicting gang members who reside within council rental property. VOC reporters spoke to Telmarks' grandmother, Rachel, who provided details about the incident.[Video by Rafieka Williams]

Posted by Voice of the Cape Radio – VOC on Wednesday, 25 January 2017

VOC reporters spoke to a representative of the Hanover Park Civic Association who expressed residents concern that law enforcement has not provided Cape Flats communties with adequate assistance in their fight against gangsterism.

The Hanover Park Civic Association is calling on community members to participate in a public meeting calling for the eviction of gangster’s residing in council rental units. This follows the shooting and consequent wounding of five old Ashlin Telmarks in Hanover Park’s Algoa Court on Tuesday evening. Telmarks was caught in reported gang related crossfire while playing only meters from her grandmother’s front door. According to the family, medical reports thus far indicate that the newly enrolled Grade R learner’s lung and kidney was punctured. Doctors today worked to stabilize her. The meeting is scheduled to take place at 19:00 in Algoa Court, Hanover Park. For feedback on this evening’s meeting, tune into VOC 91.3fm at 7:10 as we chat with Nadeem Cooper, chairperson of the Hanover Park Civic Association. Listen live at: http://ndstream.net/vocfm/pc.htmVOC reporters spoke to a representative of the Hanover Park Civic Association who expressed residents concern that law enforcement has not provided Cape Flats communties with adequate assistance in their fight against gangsterism.[Video by Rafieka Williams]

Posted by Voice of the Cape Radio – VOC on Wednesday, 25 January 2017

The meeting is scheduled to take place at 19:00 in Algoa Court, Hanover Park.

For feedback on this evening’s meeting, tune into VOC 91.3fm at 7:10 as we chat with Nadeem Cooper, chairperson of the Hanover Park Civic Association.

Listen live at: http://ndstream.net/vocfm/pc.htm

VOC 91.3fm

 

 


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