The Western Cape Community Policing Forum Board is worried about the high crime levels across the Cape.

In the space of a week – more than 80 people were killed in the province in September alone.

It hasn’t only been civilians who’ve been targeted.

Police officers have also come under attack.

More than a week, ago Sergeant Sthembiso Mnatwana was gunned down outside his Samora Machel home. The 39-year-old had returned from a 12-hour shift

Another issue is the ongoing abductions and attempted kidnappings of business people in the Metro.

The board says there’s a need for the involvement of community-based organisations to defuse the situation.

And with the festive season approaching – the board’s Mark Lintnaar –  says they’re hoping for interventions to be put in place.

“September is only a few days old, and we are still approaching the festive season, that’s very concerning and alarming. I believe that [working together with] our partners, SAPS, with other Law Enforcement agencies and communities we must ensure that all criminal activities are being looked at”.