South Africans' Cries for Help Against Gangs Finally Heard

According to the South African Police Service, more than 50 suspects have already been arrested since the anti-gang unit's deployment on 8 October. President Cyril Ramaphosa, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and Police Minister Bheki Cele attended the official launch of the unit in Hanover Park, Cape Town where they engaged with residents during a walkabout.

President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives at the launch of the Anti-Gang Unit.

The Anti-Gang Unit has been in operation from in various communities, including Nyanga, Bonteheuwel & Bishop Lavis, the Presidency has said.

The Unit will continue to be in full operation in the Peninsula area until communities in the greater Western Cape return to normality.


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