Cape Flats march to protect kids from hit list

 The residents of Scottsdene held a march urging gangs to lower their guns because many children have been dying in gang shootings. The residents believe that the area allegedly has a hit list with children’s names that are marked for being shot. 

The march had about 400 people. While marching to one of the crime hotspots, people could hear gun shots being fired from Klipbok Street. 

A grandmother of a young boy that has his name on the hit list said that the march was “much needed”. “It could not have come at a better time because my grandson is on the gang members’ ‘hit list’,” said the 74 year old grandma. 

Anthea Visagie, the mother Duran Visagie who is an 11 year old boy who was died because a gang shooting, also attended the march. Members attending the march wore tshirts with Duran’s face on it. 

One of the residents said that he feels very disappointed that so few people attended the march. “More people could have turned up today. But it’s a good start, and it mustn’t end here.” said Dennis Taibosch.  

By Danielle Mentoor


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