Another innocent child died on 18 April 2022 in the Cape Flats as gangs are continually getting away with murder.
Gang violence yet again claimed the life of another child. A 12-year old girl was shot and died on her way to hospital in Ottery.
Ian Cameron, director of community safety at Action Society, said, “Gangsterism is a cowardly act where predators prey on the vulnerable! Innocent children are dying because of gang violence and people are afraid to come forward because of intimidation. These kids had futures and dreams and within a blink of an eye their lives are cut short.”
Cameron explained that it seems as if the ANC is hell-bent on maintaining the gang violence status quo for political mileage against their opposition ruling the province. Cameron also said that Bheki Cele has not delivered on one promise to these communities in terms of SAPS support and Action Society does not expect him to as it would not fit into his and the ANC’s ideological mindset.
“The ANC will always choose politics above the people!” said Cameron.
Western Cape Member of Parliament Reagen Allen (community safety, cultural affairs and sport) said that this is another life cut short, with a family grieving and an entire community traumatised.
“SAPS should leave no stone unturned to catch the culprit(s) and we need the help of the public to come forward with info.”
The reaction of the community makes it clear that authorities render little to no assistance and that this type of incident is becoming common more and more every day.
Action Society has stepped forward by volunteering assistance as watching brief on the case.
“Our children need to be protected against gang violence. This highlights the importance of Action Society’s #SaveOurChildren campaign where we want to become a part of the solution.”