There is an ongoing looting spree at the Brackenfell and Kraaifontein where many people trooped out in their numbers  on the streets to protest which has resulted in temporary road closures in the area.

 

The crowd are seen from the video breaking and looting shops while the security agents where seen with their vihicles around the scene of the looting.

It is belived that the protest which has evolved into and unrest has a link to the killing of a 9-year-old Gaylin Cupido, who was hit by a bullet in an alleged gang crossfire incident on Saturday night.

Cupido was wounded in Scottsdene at about 7pm. When residents found her, she had a gunshot wound to her chest.

She was taken to Kraaifontein Day Hospital by family members, as they did not want to wait for an ambulance.

Police spokesperson FC van Wyk said they were investigating a case of murder and had yet to make an arrest.

“According to information a 9-year-old girl was shot and fatally wounded by suspects who are yet to be identified.

“Police detectives are following up on all leads in order to bring the perpetrators to book,” Van Wyk said. Kraaifontein Community Policing Forum chairperson, Mawephu Fila, said the area had been tense, with gang-related shootings and incidents occurring regularly.

Last week police arrested a 17-year-old suspect for being in possession of an unlicensed firearm in Northpine, adjacent to Kraaifontein.

The teen was found with a .38 Special revolver and six rounds of ammunition.

“A special unit has been introduced to deal with gang-related incidents. We urge parents to report their children who are involved in criminality. We send our condolences to Cupido’s family,” Fila said.

Police meanwhile said they were hot on the heels of a sixth suspect allegedly involved in the murders of five Philippi East youths. This after detectives attached to the provincial integrated team swooped on a residence in Khayelitsha on Friday night and arrested two teenagers.

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