Hanover Park residents fear for their lives as gun violence claims spirals

Hanover Park Community Policing Forum (CPF) has held a meeting to discuss ways to deal with the rise in shootings that has claimed seven lives in less than seven days.

Ebrahim Abrahams, Chair of Hanover Park CPF, says gangsters in the area are fighting over 'turf' and money.

He also claims police are more concerned with about budgets than the lives of the people.

The scenario is so scary that even people who speak out become on the wrong side of the law because the law in the area is that money is the order of the day.

Ebrahim Abrahams, Chair of Hanover Park CPF

Abrahams says he asked the police head in Hanover Park to implement the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA but says he was told it was very expensive to do so.

He says even young children in the area are starting to adapt to the abnormalities in the community.

So what do we do as a community, should we take the law in our own hands and become a vigilante group

Ebrahim Abrahams, Chair of Hanover Park CPF

To hear the rest of the interview with Hanover Park CPF's Ebrahim Abrahams, listen below:


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