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Crowds gather in protest as gang crossfire suspects appear in court

Protesters have gathered outside court where 2 men are accused of killing a 10-year-old boy.

Protesters gathered outside the Wynberg Magistrates Court where two alleged killers appeared for the murder of Jayden Smith. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A group of protesters has gathered outside the Wynberg Magistrates Court where two men arrested for the killing of a 10-year-old boy are to appear.

Jayden Smith was killed in a gang crossfire earlier this week in the Parkwood area.

Scores of people outside Wynberg Mag Court opposing bail for #JaydenSmith alleged killers. LI pic.twitter.com/J0wUJQnlss

Smith's father was also shot while trying to help his son.

Parkwood residents are brandishing placards with Smith's photo on them and chanting "no bail for child killers".

The group says they're not welcome in the community.

Parkwood ward councilor Melanie Arendse claims 21 children died in gang violence between June and august last year.

She adds some were innocent bystanders while others were affiliated to gangs.

Arendse says they plan to approach the court to oppose bail.