Anti-crime movement People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) have given drug dealers an ultimatum to stop selling drugs, during a motorcade demonstration in Tafelsig Mitchell’s Plain on Sunday. The Tafelsig community appealed to Pagad to assist to rid the community of the escalating crime problem in the gang ridden and drug peddling infested area. Pagad members said the residents are eager to collaborate with the organisation and this scares gangsters and drug peddlers from the area.
“If the people of the community demand to take their streets back while Pagad supports and assists, you won’t see a drug dealer or gangster in sight,” says spokesperson Haroon Orrie.
The community are up in arms about the slew of murders that has overcome Tafelsig.
“The community are frustrated about the murders, drug dealing and gang rivalry so they turn to Pagad,” says Orrie.
Pagad said they will continue to work closely with the police in ridding the areas of gangsterism and drugs.
“We as a movement will always help the police if they work to if they work to rid communities of drugs and gangsterism,” says Orrie.
The motorcade included 30 motor vehicles of Tafelsig residents and Pagad supporters, in line with the permit granted by the City of Cape Town.
Residents were adamant that they will not condone drugs and gangsterism in their communities, as young children are succumbing to substance abuse.
“Drugs and gangsterism will not be negotiated at all… it needs to be stopped. We will not negotiate with drug dealers and gangsterism even when it does not affect people. It will not be tolerated,” Orrie warned. VOC (Nailah Cornelissen)