Alleged gangster gunned down in Bonteheuwel

The shooting was reported in the early hours of Monday morning near Bramble Way Primary School.

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CAPE TOWN - An alleged gangster has been gunned down in Bonteheuwel.

The shooting was reported in the early hours of Monday morning near Bramble Way Primary School.

The community has been plagued by deadly gang violence over the past few months. Late last month, 26-year-old mother of three Jamie-Lee De Jager was killed in gang crossfire and a seven-year-old boy was wounded.

Bonteheuwel ward councillor Angus McKenzie has appealed to the Police Ministry to assist the community.

McKenzie says specialised gang units must be re-deployed to Bonteheuwel to help fight the scourge of gangsterism.

“A little bit earlier this morning, yet another alleged gangster was shot and killed. I think this is at a point that it's gone too far. There’s a huge call from myself, as well as the community of Bonteheuwel, that the South African Police Service step up.”

(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)