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13 people killed in the Cape Flats during weekend bloodbath

Residents say the situation is beyond the police and they want the army to step in.

The Cape Flats have just come out of a bloodbath weekend after 13 people were shot dead in this area alone.

First, on Friday six women between the age of 18 and 26 were gunned down at a residence in the Marcus Garvey Community in Philippi East.

Two people, an 18 year old woman and 23 year old man were also shot and killed in Hanover Park on Saturday morning.

On Saturday evening, five men, aged 18 to 39, were shot dead and one was injured in two separate shooting incidents.

Police spokesperson FC Van Wyk confirmed the killings,

On Friday night at about 10.55pm, six women between the ages of 18 and 26 were shot and killed at a residence in 25th Crescent in Marcus Garvey, Philippi East, by unknown suspects who are yet to be arrested.

The circumstances surrounding a shooting incident at Athry Walk, Hanover Park, this morning at about 7.20am, where the body of a 23-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds, are being investigated. A second person, an 18-year-old woman, was about 10 metres away from him with a gunshot wound.

Meanwhile, the Cape Flats community members have called for tougher action to stop the killing spree in the Cape Flats.

Thembisile Mbenene, a community member from Philippi East, said: “The situation here is beyond the police. It needs the army. If needs be we must suspend the constitution and bring in the army to protect us.”

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Sphakamise Ngxowa, also from Philippi East, said: “Why was crime intelligence not deployed after the first shootings of the five women? We should have done as former premier Helen Zille asked and called in the army to protect us because the police have failed.”

More: Weekend Argus

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