Excellent visit to SAPS Manenberg today.
Well done to Brig.Van Dijk and his team (and SAPS partners) for their tireless work in dealing with the gangsterism/drugs/violence crisis that has gained national and even international attention.
Its not over but we all deeply appreciate and support your efforts in extremely difficult and dangerous circumstances.
Here’s just 3 stats:
1. Arrests for illegal firearm possession: 690 in whole 2006/7 FY. 5250 in 2012/13 FY
2. ‘Ground zero’ of Americans and Hard Livings gang strongholds is 4 blocks of flats.
3. 26 schools in Manenberg