Following the tragic passing on the weekend of Joe Kanyona, a 33-year old husband, father and Beerhouse doorman, concerns and opinions are circulating heavily around the safety of Long Street, with reports now even coming to light of a Morrocan-run extortion racket working businesses along the stretch.

Yesterday we ran a feature about what could be done about the street, with a lot of feedback and concerns emanating from it – even interested parties willing to make a difference stepping forward.

John Davidson, owner of Bob’s Burger Bar, has spoken out about this racket and first-hand accounts of them. Listen to the intriguing account on CapeTalk here:

Beerhouse was rocking yesterday as proceeds on the night were given to Joe’s family. Additionally, a funding page has been set up and tonight is another fundraiser:

In the meantime. Twitter users have been voicing their opinion about Long Street:

There has been no word yet from the CCID or the Democratic Alliance about this. Let’s take the city back.

Photography Ruth Smith Photography

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