Cape Town - Police Minister Bheki Cele has met the Western Cape Community Policing Forum's board to discuss ways to address the spike in gang violence in various areas.
The provincial acting chairperson of the CPF board, Fransina Lukas, said Cele heard their cry and met with them after the Mitchells Plains community policing forum cluster last week gave him 48 hours to come up with a plan to curb gang violence in their areas and called for the placing of the Western Cape Police Service under administration.
Lukas said the gathering was positive and Cele vowed to allocate resources and monitor their areas. She said another matter was that the resources should be effectively used.
She said they also wanted a community-based approach to deal with the gang violence and crime.
“Not that we want the army, but a force multiplier to help our communities,” she said.