Anti-Gang Unit revs into gear, as Ramaphosa hands over 50 BMWs

Fulcrum29

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Not fan of government, but these 50 cars could have been sponsored by bmw
Possibly, or by another fund,

https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-af...-50-brand-new-vehicles-during-launch-17750230

According to Ramaphosa, the AGU is a national competency which will also be rolled out to Gauteng and the Eastern Cape Province and wherever the need exists.

“This is a fantastic day, it is a day of great activity and a great demonstration of what we are going to do to go after the gangsters. Now, as we receive these cars and hand them over, these are high-performance cars that are meant to go after the gangsters, they are going to give capacity to our police officers to be there among our people to walk the streets, to drive around and to chase gangsters,” Ramaphosa said as he handed over the keys.
I also guess they will procure more BMWs for where the need exists.

Back in the day when we had an anti-drug unit stationed in Helderberg they had black Chevrolet SS's.
 

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Brilliant. 50 vehicles that need to be serviced (don't forget, they use them for personal purposes) on a schedule. Yeah, who's paying.
Tax payers. Look, finally something tangible. I don't see this as perception management. This is where tax payers' money (part of it obviously) HAS to be going. I support this 100% for now. I am bound to eat my hat at a later stage but am optimistic right now.
 

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The Chevies are gone but the tik is still on?
The Antidrug units were abolished some years ago, all those specialised cops (with the red insignia) either turned 'private', detective, plain old cop/traffic or transferred to other specialised units.
 

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The Antidrug units were abolished some years ago, all those specialised cops (with the red insignia) either turned 'private', detective, plain old cop/traffic or transferred to other specialised units.
Kinda like the Special Task Force? Don't mean to derail just curious. Will go read some. Do you know what the antidrug units were called if not that?
 

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Kinda like the Special Task Force? Don't mean to derail just curious. Will go read some. Do you know what the antidrug units were called if not that?
No, but I knew some of them, they were essentially our version of vice.
 

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Sorry genetic, you fail to grasp the real issue.
Please explain.

Or is the real issue that you are just using your typical TIA paint brush because it's the only response you have.

The cars have motorplans. It's a specially trained unit, the SAPS are doing something... it's what we desperately need.

Gang violence is a huge problem in Cape Town, but people like you would rather have others suffer because you think it's all a waste, because 'this is Africa'.
 

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Please explain.

Or is the real issue that you are just using your typical TIA paint brush because it's the only response you have.

The cars have motorplans. It's a specially trained unit, the SAPS are doing something... it's what we desperately need.

Gang violence is a huge problem in Cape Town, but people like you would rather have others suffer because you think it's all a waste, because 'this is Africa'.
yeah. And 50 BMW was the answer all these years to solve the gang problem. :ROFL:
 

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What I would like to know is if they have a means of stopping the flow of drugs to the flats.

Lets be real, Gangsters need a source of income in order for their gang to survive.

They need to start at the ground level. Rotating police officers. Some officers have been based in the same precinct for longer than 5 years. Doing this will help stem off gangsters building relationships with officers and lessen corruption amongst officers.

How's about smaller policing precincts SAPS?

They need to start hitting gangsters where it actually hurts. Their coffers. Start running high intensity investigation into gang figureheads, and how they actually earn income - should it be found that they are guilty for Money Laundering, Tax Evasion, Tax Avoidance and any other "white collar" crime their groundlings will never understand.

Crack down on business owned by said figure heads, and co-owned by "clean" business people. Levy maximum sentences for aiding and assistance the prevalence of Violent crime and gang violence.

Levy the maximum sentences against any offence committed by a gang member, both petty crimes and more serious crimes.

Start tackling the trade of drugs or at minimum; start trying to stem the flow of drugs to the Cape Flats. Make concerted efforts to drive the price of drugs up to a point where it becomes unaffordable for user to consume drugs.

Stop loitering in public areas where gang presence is high.
 
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