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Three die in two Flats shootings

Crime & Courts

Cape Town - Two men were were shot dead while sitting in a car in Bridgetown, Athlone, on Tuesday night. A man was killed and another two injured in a shooting on the corner of Paulsberg and Kilimanjaro streets in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain.

Both shootings were the the latest in a series as rampant gang violence on the Cape Flats continues.

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Bystanders identified the two men shot in Bridgetown as Aslam Kamieldien and Abdul Marcus. Police put the men’s ages at 20 and 22.

A bystander, who refused to be named, speculated that the victims’ families were involved with the anti-drug group Pagad.

Pagad spokesman Cassiem Parker could not confirm any link between the men and the organisation this morning.

However, he said community members in Tafelsig, who be- moan the failure of government and police in bringing gangsterism under control, recently approached Pagad for help.

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