The Western Cape ANC is enraged after one of its members was told to leave a Clifton Beach at sunset. Dennis Cruywagen had condemned the action, saying that it is unacceptable in a democratic country
The Western Cape ANC is crying foul play after one of its members was told to leave Clifton Beach at sunset.
Dennis Cruywagen condemned the situation, saying it was unacceptable in a democratic country.
He said that those who had been around in 1989 will remember how a movement had been launched to campaign to open up beaches which black people had been prohibited from using.
Currently there is no by-law which says beaches have to be vacated after sun down but law enforcement officials are allowed to use their discretion in asking people to leave if they feel safety might be compromised.
The private security company allegedly involved had commented on the matter, denying that it had cleared the beach and that it had probably been law enforcement.
On the bright side the City of Cape Town has said that its festive season plan is working well, with Neighborhood Watch efforts paying off to help reduce crime in communities.
Camera systems have helped the project pick up 38 shots in seven incidents in Hanover Park alone.
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