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”.