The Bonteheuwel Joint Peace Forum says they are outraged by government officials’ lack of interest in gang violence in the area. The forum has issued authorities with a 10 day ultimatum to address their concerns, or face protests. Residents say they have seen fatal shootings everyday over the past three[…]
The University of Cape Town (UCT) played host this past week to a three day in-depth discussion on gangs and gang violence, tackling the thinking strategy and mentalities behind the leaders and members of these gangs. The event was attended by a number of major role-players in the safety and[…]
Police in Manenberg say the area is now saturated with policemen, metro police, law enforcement officers as well as other crime prevention units. Visibility has been beefed up after a deadly wave of gang related murders two weeks, which has forced many Muslim residents to stay home for Taraweeh. Manenberg[…]
With the sacred month of Ramadan in full swing this week, some Muslims living in the Cape Flats suburb of Manenberg have been unable to attend taraweeh prayers at night for fear of being affected by gang violence flaring up in the area. Safe Manenberg Campaign’s spokesperson Waheed Sookool says[…]
Residents in Freedom Park in Tafelsig, Mitchell’s Plain are fed-up with gang and drug related violence claiming the lives of young people. In the latest round of violence, 16 year old Annestley Hartnick was shot multiple times in front of his home over the weekend. Following the death of the[…]
Imams and clerics from other faiths are hoping prayer will unite the Manenberg community to cope with gang violence. Members from the Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum (WCRLF) will be hosting an interfaith prayer for peace on Sunday, 15 June 2014. Manenberg is known for its notorious gang activity and[…]
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