Weekend shootings: from a community pov SAPS needs to do more says CPF

Since last Thursday, more than a dozen Capetonian families have had to deal with the trauma of family members suffering gunshot wounds- some of which were fatal. This includes two teenagers shot and killed in a drive by shooting in Mitchells Plain’s Beacon Valley and four men who were shot and killed in Lost City on Saturday. Reports on the ground suggest that one or two of the several others who were injured, have also succumbed to their wounds. Word on the streets is that these shootings are gang related. And although gun violence is not something that is new to us, the sudden spike has reminded us that it a problem that we have not yet found lasting solutions to. To get a feel of what’s been happening in Mitchell’s Plain over the weekend, chairperson of the local CPF Norman Janjies joins us now, also another shooting occurred in Lotus river on Friday evening, also claiming the life of a 15 year old girl. Police say she was caught in the crossfire and that a 24-year-old suspect has been arrested. Chairman of Grassy Park CPF Melvin Jonkers is online to tell us more