Due to on-going gang violence within the Manenberg Policing Precinct, SAPS has deployed additional Forces including Anti-Gang Unit. Metro police, Law enforcement, LEAP Officers and Traffic officer are also executing operations jointly with SAPS. Members were deployed to conduct high density patrols throughout volatile gang hot spot areas.
The integrated operations were focused and intelligence driven, heeding numerous successes.
Nine males aged between 25 and 39 were brought in for questioning regarding the murders of opposing gang members. This action allowed investigators to interview members of opposing gangs and to link perpetrators to various crimes.
One 25-year-old male was arrested and was charged for the murder of a 24 year old male that was fatally wounded on the corners of Duinefontein and Jordaan Street on Friday 11 March at 08:47.
During the high density patrols within the hot spot areas, four arrests were made for the possession of firearms and ammunition.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested on the 11 March 2022 at 16:40 in Gamka Street Manenberg.
A 28-year-old male was arrested on 12 March 2022 at 11:20 in Vistula Road Manenberg.
A 23-year-old male was arrested on 12 March 2022 at 22:00 in Christmas Tinto Road Tambo Village.
A 27-year-old male was arrested for the possession of 9mm rounds.
One firearm was abandoned by a suspect and recovered after SAPS members came under attack from the community allowing the suspect to evade arrest.
Twenty two (22) males aged between 16 and 69, and a 21-year-old female were arrested for the possession of various drugs, ranging from tik, cocaine and heroin.
Western Cape Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen Patekile commended the members deployed within the Manenberg Policing precinct in putting a tight crime prevention grip on the precinct, disrupting the gang violence. He continues to encourage the community to become actively involved in crime prevention and by reporting any criminal activities. General Patekile says: ”Gang violence will not be tolerated in the Western Cape and that these operations are set to continue until we are satisfied that law and order has been restored”.
Anyone with information regarding any illegal gang activities can contact Manenberg SAPS 021 699 9400 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.