Residents discuss Northern Areas rampant crime
Residents of the Northern Areas, some clad in leather jackets and on motorbikes, gathered in their numbers on Saturday to discuss their concerns over rampant crime in the area.
Concerned residents from Gelvandale and Bethesldorp gathered at the Frank Joubert Primary school in Highfield Road to raise awareness of spiralling crime in the area.
Timothy Hendricks said: "We can't be ruled by gansters. We want to take back our homes and streets.
" We have an obligation to find our morale compass."
The initiative was organised by the Mount Road cluster Community Policing Forum, of which Hendricks is the acting chairperson, in partnership with the police, municipality and non governmental organisations.
The meeting took place just two days after an innocent bystander was shot and killed in Bloemendal.
Ambrose Booi's murder took place just a day after a 24-year-old man was killed in broad daylight in Standford Road at Helenvale, while his 22-year-old friend was wounded in both legs.
On Tuesday night, 30-year-old Yannick Jacobs, was shot dead when she answered a knock at the door to her house in Steenbok Street in Gelvandale.