Cape Town gang goes on the rampage

2012-07-30 11:02
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Cape Town - About 50 youths armed with pangas and knives entered a section of Khayelitsha, Cape Town, looking for rival gang members, it was reported on Monday.

The Cape Times reported that the gang forced their way into homes in the Green Point section of the township on Sunday night threatening to attack bystanders.

Warrant Officer November Filander said that although homes had been plundered, no cases had been opened and no arrests made.

He said no one was injured.

A resident, who remained anonymous, told the newspaper the gang was from Site B and was often involved in street battles with rivals from Green Point.

"They said schools here will be closed... Residents came out and chased them and fired shots at them. From what I understand, some gangsters were wounded but still managed to get away."

The rival gangs had been at war with each other since last year. In the last 10 days, four members from both gangs had been killed.

Social Justice Coalition member Axolile Notywala said gangs had recently started intimidating and attacking bystanders.

- SAPA
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