Gangsterism: Mitchells Plain residents helpless
Residents staged a protest against gangsterism at the weekend following the murder of a teenager.
CAPE TOWN - Frustrated Mitchells Plain residents said they felt helpless against gangs.
Residents staged a protest march against gang violence in Tafelsig on Saturday morning, saying they are tired of gangsterism and drugs.
In the most recent gang related incident, a teenager was gunned down in neighbouring Beacon Valley.
18-year-old boy's body was found on an open field in the area last week.
Roseline Middleway, who is a Tafelsig resident, said young people are soft targets.
"A child who is 13-year-old can walk around with a gun. He can do what he wants because he has a gun and if the police catch him he can't go to jail because he's underage. Where does this lead us as parents? Nowhere."