ANC donates R20,000 to CT family

The ANC has donated money to the family of the three-year-old who was hit by a stray bullet.

FILE: The ANC has donated money to the family of the three-year-old who was hit by a stray bullet. Picture: Chanel September/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The ANC in the Western Cape says R20,000 has been donated to a bursary fund in memory of a three-year-old victim of gang violence.

Tatum Prins was buried in Bishop Lavis on Saturday.

Earlier this month, she was hit by a stray bullet during a shootout between rival gangs.

ANC Western Cape leader Marius Fransman says, "The R20,000 contribution from the ANC is specifically for Tatum Prins's family."

Gang violence has again flared up in areas such as Mitchells Plain, Delft and Manenberg.

Fransman says additional anti-crime volunteers will be deployed to hotspots.

"We will deploy close to 1,000 Bambanani officials on the Cape Flats and townships which a national government agency has been able to secure."

Several people including children have been killed in gang crossfire in recent months in the Western Cape.

Last year, several schools had to shut down temporarily due to gang violence in Manenberg.