CAPE TOWN, March 24 (BERNAMA-NNN-SABC) — Community members of Bishop Lavis in the Cape Flats are of cape Town have marched through the streets of the area to highlight the plight of children such as three-year old, Tatum Prins, who have fallen victim to gang violence.
Prins was laid to rest on Saturday. The march moved from Prins’s 16th street home where she was hit by four stray bullets. It is alleged that Prins was caught in the cross-fire of a gang-related shooting.
Marchers stopped close to houses of those suspected of engaging in gang-related activities. A group of bikers also supported the march.
Meanwhile, reports said there has been growing concern over gang-related violence in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth in neighbouring Eastern cape Province after two more people were killed there on Friday.
Alwin Labans, the police spokesman for the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality — which includes Port Elizabeth — said young men aged 19 and 24 sustained bullet wounds to their heads and necks. Their deaths brought the number of fatalities in gang-related shootings in the area last week week to 10.
The South African opposition political party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), which is also the ruling party in Western Cape province, held a march to the police station in Bethelsdorp in Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality on Friday, protesting against gangsterism in the area.
They were demanding that another police station be set up in the area, as well as the re-establishment of specialised police units to tackle crimes related to gangs and narcotics.
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