“It is unfortunate that the DA has dismissed... the engagement between the people of Bonteheuwel and (Police Minister Bheki Cele) as politicking,” said the region’s secretary, Vuyiso Tyhalisisu.
“The DA has consistently failed to respond to the continued pleas from the Cape Flats to address safety issues and fight gang-related crime.
“It would seem the DA is neither interested in addressing the issues faced by these communities nor willing to allow the SAPS to come and speak to people to address these issues.”
Tyhalisisu’s remarks came just hours after mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith and ward councillor Angus McKenzie briefed the media on Thursday. The two were joined by the DA’s shadow minister of police, Zakhele Mbhele, and incoming mayor Dan Plato.