“ANC has ignored NMB gangster problem”- Trollip


Democratic Alliance (DA) Eastern Cape leader Athol Trollip has promised that the party would continue holding the ruling African National Congress (ANC) accountable for the escalating gang related violence in the troubled Northern Areas of Port Elizabeth.

Speaking shortly after accepting a memorandum of understanding from concerned residents at the West End Library in Bethelsdorp on Thursday morning, Trollip stated that Nelson Mandela Executive Mayor Danny Jordaan has admitted to not having a plan in place to deal with the ongoing violence, and that “people continue to die because the ANC has ignored this problem”.

“While we hear a lot about “taking back the city” we are yet to see a single response vehicle here in the Northern Areas. We see no taking back of anything in the Northern Areas, other than the continued taking of lives by gangsters and criminals,” Trollip said.

“Over five people have died this week alone as a result of gang-related shootings. This ANC administration does way too much talking, and no walking the talk”.

He also said the party will be introducing a number features to help limit crime if elected in next year’s local government elections, adding that it would continue lobbying for more police presence in the area.

“We have fought tirelessly over the years to bring an end to gangsterism and crime in these communities. This Metro can be great and I will accept nothing less, because our residents deserve more,” Trollip said.