Mitchells Plain gang warfare: Girl (10) shot dead, Tafelsig

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Mitchells Plain gang warfare: Girl (10) shot dead, Tafelsig. Photo: Pixabay
Mitchells Plain gang warfare: Girl (10) shot dead, Tafelsig. Photo: Pixabay

Mitchells Plain SAPS and Anti Gang Unit members responded to a random shooting between rivals gangs in Tafelsig on the night of 8 December 2019, that saw a 10 year old girl being killed. Police arrested two suspects. The first suspect, aged 26 was arrested in Olifantshoek Street in Tafelsig.

Shortly thereafter a 21 year old with an unlicensed firearm was also arrested not far from the scene. Both suspects are believed to have strong links with local gangs.

Meanwhile there is a heavy police presence in the area comprising of Mitchell’s Plain police, Operation Lockdown forces as well as Anti Gang Unit members in an effort to create safety and prevent flare-ups.

The deployments will remain in the area until calm is restored.

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