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10 shot in gang-riddled areas in CT despite SANDF deployment

Of the 10, two were killed and two others were children aged six and 16-years-old.

SANDF soldiers on patrol in Hanover Park. The military has released their soldiers to help stabilise gang hot-spots, while law enforcement agencies conducted raids in the area. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN

Cape town - Ten people have been shot in gang-infested suburbs across the Cape over the weekend.

Of the 10, two were killed and two others were children aged six and 16-years-old.

Five of the victims were from Mitchells Plain while the other incidents occurred in Manenberg, Elsies River and Lavender Hill.

No arrests had been made in any of the cases.

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was deployed in Cape Town more than a week ago to help police curb these types of incidents.

Community activist Roegshanda Pascoe said: "It really is going crazy. It's not only Manenberg. I mean what did that child ever do to anybody, why should he not be safe even in front of his home?"

WATCH: A week later, SANDF finally deployed to Cape Town streets

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