Cape Town gang toll increases - report

2012-09-25 09:04
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Cape Town - Initiations into gangs and the release of gang members from prison may be causing a surge of shootings in Cape Town, it was reported on Tuesday.

The Cape Times reported that at least nine men had been killed in apparent gang-related shootings around the city in about two months.

Manenberg Community Police Forum spokesperson Kader Jacobs said that in the past six to eight weeks, roughly five shootings had been reported in his area.

He said one of the reasons for this could be that "high-flyer gangsters" had been released from prison, had returned to their power base, and needed to "stamp their authority".

He reportedly said another factor could be the gang initiation process, in which a person had to kill someone to get into a gang.

In the latest attack, Rashied Fortune, aged 20, was killed in Manenberg in a drive-by shooting on Saturday.

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