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Letter: It it's like this now, how will it be later?

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I live in Beach Road, Strand. People are partying in the spaces where they park their cars right by the sea, every weekend and some weeknights too.

Drinks are poured from the trunk of their vehicles, the music is blaring loudly and sometimes a fight breaks out when the vagabonds kick in. People drink alcohol on the beach, right in front of our house too.

People even urinate against our walls and fence in front and next to our house. The empty drink bottles are then left in the parking lot or in the ditches in front of the sidewalks.

Law enforcement officers often drive by and see it all, but do nothing about it. People even sit openly on the benches and drink!

Weekends are rough here, and now the "big days" are still ahead. . .

Riaan Nothnagel,
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Wayne Dyason, spokesperson for City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement, responds: "The City’s Law Enforcement Department finds the allegations of officers ignoring the behaviour described in the letter very disconcerting. We thank the letter writer for bringing it to our attention. Residents who witness these incidents should note the time and date of the incident, as well the registration number of the law enforcement vehicles that pass by without intervening. If the letter writer has these details, they can provide it to Principal Inspector Lourens Fourie on 021 400 5697. It will be investigated and feedback provided to the complainant. The City also encourages residents who witness bylaw transgressions or criminal acts to report these to the Public Emergency Communication Centre by dialling 021 480 7700 from a cellphone or 107 from a landline."
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