Cape Town - Gang-ridden community of Hanover Park took to the streets on Wednesday morning, in a stand to voice and fight gangsterism in their area during the #ShutDownHanoverPark march.
Mansoer Arendse, one of the organizers, said they want a safe place for their children to play, more police visibility and demanded a stop of the killings.
Hanover Park Community Policing Forum chairperson Ebrahim Abrahams said the shutdown is an attempt to catch the attention of the Police Minister Bheki Cele, who they hope will help the community by providing additional police resources.
Abrahams said even their councillors were not doing anything to help them, "the Anti-Gang Unit is also not functioning to the community because Cape Flat is big for them," Abrahams said.
He said Hanover Park have at least six to seven "hot spots" and seven gang stations "that needs to be patrolled and be monitored".