Police visibility needs to be increased following Alexandra shooting incidents

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng demands that there must be an increase in police visibility in Alexandra following a series of shootings over the last two days.

This is the latest incident involving firearm violence in the province. On Sunday 14 people were killed during a shooting incident at a tavern in Soweto.

In the latest shooting, well-known Alex FM DJ, Joshua Mbatha was killed as well as four other people. In addition, seven people were also injured.

It’s believed that the victims were killed in separate robberies while getting out of taxis.

It is unacceptable that our residents have to live in constant fear of falling prey to criminals.

We demand that Premier David Makhura must urgently liaise with the MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko and the Gauteng Provincial SAPS Commissioner, Lieutenant General, Elias Mawela, to beef up police visibility in the area.

Furthermore, we also call on the community to assist the police in finding these criminals so that they can face the full might of the law. In addition, we urge them to report any person in possession of a suspected illegal firearm.

The DA extends our condolences to the families who have lost loved ones over the last two days in Alexandra during these shooting incidents.