ANC invited to sign petition against gang violence in the Cape

Ivan Meyer

DA Leader in the Western Cape

The DA calls on Marius Fransman to sign the petition against gang violence that we launched in Delft yesterday.

Media reports today confirm that the Western Cape has the biggest shortage of police officers in the country. The bottom line is that we need more police on the streets to stop gang violence.

Our people are living in fear every day, because there aren’t enough police to stop the violence.

Police in the Western Cape are struggling to contain the situation and because national government is responsible for policing in the province, the DA is calling on them to:

1)            Send in the army to combat gang violence as a short term measure.

2)            Re-institute specialised drug and gang police units and

3)            Re-employ police reservists to increase the number of police on the streets.

We will distribute this petition on all platforms and we call on the people of the Western Cape, regardless of political affiliation, to sign this petition.

Once we have enough signatures, we will deliver the petition to the minister of police, Nathi Mthethwa, as well as to President Jacob Zuma.

To sign the petition, please visit

Let’s all get together and put an end to the violence.