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'Scottsville killings should be a wakeup call'

A week ago, Keesha Manuel (17) & Nikieta Holly (16) were shot dead in an alleged gang shooting.

The boy who had been wounded in last week's shooting, Clinton Miggel, paying tribute to his two friends in Kraaifontein on 8 July 2015. Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The principal of Scottsville Secondary School said the killing of two pupils should serve as a wakeup call to Kraaifontein.

A week ago, 17-year-old Keesha Manuel and 16-year-old Nikieta Holly were shot dead in what's believed to be a gang-related incident.

A memorial service was held for the slain teens at their school last night.

Principal Henry Hockey said, "The deaths of these learners is it's been a wakeup call for this community because there was a meeting yesterday with all the leaders in the community to grapple with this issue and to look at how can we as community, the loss of these learners galvanise us."

The Kraaifontein Community Policing Forum (CPF) has confirmed a shooting incident in which two teenagers were killed, is gang-related.

The Kraaifontein CPF says gunshots ringing through the air in Scottsville and Scottsdene can be heard almost every night as gang activity is increasing in both areas.

Two weeks ago a 14-year old boy was killed when he was hit by a stray bullet while walking in the street.