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Uitsig gang violence ruins Christmas spirit

A man in his early 20s was gunned down in the area near Ravensmead on Sunday.

Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - An Uitsig community worker says residents’ Christmas spirit has been dampened by ongoing rival gang shootings.

A man in his early 20s was gunned down in the area near Ravensmead on Sunday.

David Van Wyk says residents are living in fear of gang wars and many have chosen to remain indoors this festive season.

Van Wyk adds the community desperately needs more visible policing.

“At the moment the problem is that the shootings are still taking place, the community is scared and we think we had a nice festive season but things are getting out of hand in our community.”

Meanwhile, deadly gang shootings were also reported in Bonteheuwel and Mitchells Plain on Christmas Day.