Cape Town – Manenberg police are investigating cases of murder and attempted murder after a shootout that occurred in an open field yesterday.
Community activist Roegshanda Pascoe said on Thursday she was shocked when she received a video of residents preventing the police from stopping the shootout between two rival gangs, believed to be the Clever Kids and Hard Livings, who are holding the community hostage, opposite Grietta Court at about 5pm.
"According to information, four men and a female were shot. A 20-year-old man died due to his injuries, while four victims aged between 19 and 31, including a female, were wounded," said police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana.
"They were transported to hospital for treatment. Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation, with no arrests so far."
Pascoe said: "You have your attackers who take the side of the gangs and who don't want the police to act and then there are those who want stability and who have really had enough because they are worried about their children.