One of Western Cape's most wanted gangsters nabbed
CAPE TOWN - Members of the police's Anti-Gang Unit have arrested one of the Western Cape's most wanted gang members.
The 26-year-old was nabbed at an estate in Paarl last night.
The suspect is wanted in connection with a series of serious violent crimes, some dating back to a year ago.
Anti-Gang Unit members arrest 4 suspects, seize firearms, drugs in Bishop Lavis
CAPE TOWN - Another success for the Anti-Gang Unit in Cape Town in an operation in Bishop Lavis.
Bishop Lavis, as well its neighbouring communities Valhalla Park and Bonteheuwel, has seen a spike in gang-related shootings since December.
In January, Police Minister Bheki Cele said he would review the deployment of Anti-Gang Unit members in areas where it’s needed most.
On Wednesday, Minister of Police Bheki Cele, National Commissioner Lieutenant General Kehla Sitole and Major General Leon Rabie reported to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police on progress made by the anti-gang unit since its formation in November last year .
Rabie said the anti-gang unit was a national approach to curb gangsterism in hotspots across the country with a special focus on the Western Cape, Gauteng and the Eastern Cape. He said SAPS would create anti-gang units in all nine provinces by 2021. Currently, the Western Cape is the only province with a fully fledged unit; other provinces still operate with task teams.