Cape Town shooting a setback for gang peace

2012-08-21 10:33

Cape Town - The shooting and killing of four youths in Ravensmead, Cape Town, is a setback for efforts to bring peace between rival gangs, it was reported on Tuesday.

Western Cape Outreach spokesperson Ivan Waldeck told the Cape Times that members of rival gangs, the 26s and 28s, had clashed in the area recently.

"We've been working for more than a year with the 26s and 28s and there has been peace from December to April," he said.

"We do not condone violence and killing, and as an organisation brokering peace we are still trying to find out what has happened."

Warrant Officer November Filander said the four men were all shot in the head in a wendy house on Monday morning.

The men were Marcelino Ludick, 17, Jaydene Paul, 17, Farodene van Niekerk, 19, and Bradley Kaffers, 21.

Ludick's mom, Nolene, told the newspaper her son stopped attending John Ramsey High School in Bishop Lavis last year as he feared gangsters there.

"I took him out and since then he has not gone back to school."

  • michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-21 10:54

    I would not want to have been Bradley in school. He must have gotten ridiculed about his surname!

      blignault.michaele - 2012-08-21 11:46

      It is sad you have the same name as I are an embarrasment with your racist comment..

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-21 12:03

      I fail to see how on earth I am racist when I did not call anybody anything. I merely said that he must have gotten teased on at school. I never called him or anybody anything racist. Some people you know....

      Johan - 2012-08-21 12:03

      @blignault.michaele - WTF. Do you live to see a racist comment, or a racist whatever in everything? Is it maybe that you are a racist that you see a comment like the one above as racist? If you want to so an embarrassment to the human race go look in the mirror. It is people like you that see racist in everything that keep it going. We are different and it is not racist to point it out. Stupid piece of dog crap. (Sorry animal lovers)

  • Stormkaap - 2012-08-21 11:33

    I dont know when the authorities will realise there is no such thing as peace between gangs. They will always fight. Mr Waldeck has also been involved in crime under the auspices of the Outreach program.. therefore an oke not to be trusted.

      mofstok - 2012-08-21 12:05

      It is time the gloves come off when dealing with gang violence. It has been going on for years, and it will take much blood, sweat and tears (mostly blood I am afraid) to clean up this mess. Is anyone going to step up to the plate?

      Stormkaap - 2012-08-21 15:57

      The only way to deal with this problem is to browbeat them into submission. The only language they understand is violence.

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