Girl gangs terrorise Cape Flats

2012-04-13 09:05

Cape Town - The Cape Flats have always been home to vicious gangs, but lately residents have complained of a different kind of gangster – young women belonging to violent girl gangs.

The Daily Voice reported that the female gangsters were being accused of brutal stabbings in attacks on members of other female gangs.

The girl gangs were affiliated with gangs formed by their boyfriends.

The best known female gangs were called the Voora Babes and the Vatos Babes and within these gangs were sub-groups as well.

It was reported that there had been an increase in incidents involving girl gangs in Khayelitsha.

Teenaged girls were also used to courier drugs or hide weapons.

On Monday, a 16-year-old girl was stabbed by a group of young women as she returned from church.

One girl told reporters that she had joined a gang as she no longer felt safe and needed protection from other gangs. 

Residents say school grounds were being turned into battlefields and were concerned about the rise in violence.

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  • erick.mamba - 2012-04-13 10:06

    The Police must consider patroling the area or raid the schools for drugs, guns e.t.c

  • lebogang.molefo - 2012-04-13 10:14

    Powerpuff Girls gone bad

      Ismail - 2012-04-16 18:58

      Babes gone gangster!

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-04-13 10:15

    where do they get these names from? Voora & Vatos? Here in Free State its something like international portuguese gang,,,anyone with answers?

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-04-13 10:50


  • Mark - 2012-04-13 10:51

    A state of anarchy. Forgotten and hopeless people rule themselves.

  • anoop.rampersad - 2012-04-13 11:19

    my concerns are why and how are gangs being formed. is there no councilors,community leaders , community based sports clubs , social clubs and etc. to keep this community busy in. in terms of school is the sgb there as ornaments.

      Jozi - 2012-04-13 12:30

      gangs are formed due to poverty, broken homes, lack of parenting and most importantly lack of education which spans 2 sometimes 3 generations within a family. ever heard of a gang in wealthy suburbs? Gang culture is rife in our communities.

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-08-08 10:51

      Its the ANC full-stop

  • Sfiso - 2012-04-13 12:19

    And people claim that Cape Town is safer than Johannesburg.Just saying....

      fuzile.matoto - 2012-04-14 07:35

      Zille don't put her focus on these communities may else where in cp will you be safe. Not in Khayelitsha and the CP Flats here the SAPS is a bit limited in terms of resources and man power.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-04-16 22:32

      The Cape in general is still the safest place and Cape Town in particular. All the other Metros are dominated by Nigerians and Zims which make these kid and female gangsters look like chior girls in comparison

  • Biggs - 2012-04-13 12:20

    Hai khona what is voora babes? Helen Zille should called them voora refugees

      abram.spamers - 2012-07-30 12:40

      Maybe in some way you are right... many but not all of these girls join gangs for some kind of protection with the philosophy "attack is the best form of defence"... but you won't see them as the victims if they stab your daughter in the street.

  • Karl - 2012-04-13 18:09

    The problem here is watching american movies too much,thus motiviate these teens to participate into violance.....

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-08-08 10:52

      You are living your dream ne wena stunxa

  • Karl - 2012-04-13 18:10

    The problem here is watching american movies too much,thus motiviate these teens to participate into violance.....

  • Sello - 2012-04-28 23:48

    Is that Cape Town, was it not called the safest city in the country by some people?

  • ben.mostert - 2012-07-10 12:26

    The ANC is sending all their trouble makers to Capetown to 1)Strengthen their voter base 2)Create anarchy to make the cape ungovernable - Old ANC tactic.

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-08-08 10:54

      lol ben wow, im still now sure how you managed to find the "post comment" tab

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