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My child won't be held hostage – Manenberg resident

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Two children play in a Manenberg park as a neighbour keeps an eye over them. (Tammy Petersen, News24)
Two children play in a Manenberg park as a neighbour keeps an eye over them. (Tammy Petersen, News24)

Cape Town - One of Manenberg’s community leaders has said her 11-year-old daughter is determined to go to school despite ongoing gang warfare, and “won’t be held hostage” in her own community.

Bullets and bloodshed continue to plague Manenberg, despite warring gangs meeting for “peace talks” on Sunday.

Although the gangs agreed to end the violence, residents said shots rang out right through the night, and the streets of the Cape Flats community remained tense.

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