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Manenberg residents appeal for peace

Manenberg residents fear a revenge attack in the wake of the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy.

Some Manenberg residents fear a revenge attack in the wake of the fatal shooting of 15-year-old boy. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Some Manenberg residents fear a revenge attack in the wake of the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy.

The teenager was shot and killed in the area on Tuesday afternoon.

The area has for years been plagued by gang violence.

The teenager known as Kaashief was shot and killed on the corner of Kay and Duinefontein roads.

Manenberg resident Trevor Henry witnessed the fatal shooting of Kaashief on Tuesday afternoon.

"As we were standing on the corner they just started shooting and everybody was running. He pushed some of the young stars away and then the bullet got him."

His wife says they can't handle the violence any longer.

"We want peace for our children. We want peace in our community. We want them to stop the crimes because they are killing innocent people."

She says this is the second murder in the area since Sunday.

Meanwhile, Manenberg community members took to the streets to vent their anger after Kaashief's death.

They marched holding up placards which read, "we want peace" and "stop killing our children".

A cross has been placed where Kaashief was shot and killed.

One resident said the victim wasn't affiliated to any gang.