Gang violence flares up in Worcester

Escalating violence between rival gang members has led to the closing of the R43 road which passes Avian Park in Worcester on Monday.

EWN Reporter, Natalie Malgas says the police don't want to identify gang members or what led to the shootout.

Previous gang violence in the area is usually centred around retaliation attacks, reacting on what could've happened to the gang earlier.

Natalie Malgas, EWN reporter

Turf is also one of the contestant points but none of the authorities have confirmed the motive to the latest flare up.

Natalie Malgas, EWN reporter

Malgas says people in the area fear for their lives and have described the situation as a reign of terror.

The police have said they are investigating the situation and no arrests have yet been made.

To further listen to this conversation, listen below:


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
We are doing what we can to ensure learner safety in schools - JP smith

We are doing what we can to ensure learner safety in schools - JP smith

Following the stabbing of a 19 year old learner outside Eerste River Secondary School, the City talks learner safety plans.

Questions raised why nobody noticed OR Tambo airport heist

Questions raised why nobody noticed OR Tambo airport heist

A gang intercepted a consignment carrying high-value items due to be transported on one of the South African Airways (SAA) planes.

Cutting edge Cape school principals share creative innovations

Cutting edge Cape school principals share creative innovations

Presenter Pippa Hudson talks innovation in education with four principals of local schools leading the way in various aspects.

How to keep abalone out of poachers hands and in the sea

How to keep abalone out of poachers hands and in the sea

Marine experts discuss ways in which poaching of abalone can be avoided as oceans continue to be plundered.

Suspect in court over 6-month-old baby shooting

Suspect in court over 6-month-old baby shooting

A man has been arrested for the murder of a baby in a suspected mistaken gang shooting.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Accidentally shared a nude on a WhatsApp group? Here's what you can do

[LISTEN] Accidentally shared a nude on a WhatsApp group? Here's what you can do

A woman mistakenly shared a naked photo of herself on a parent Whatsapp group and now it's gone viral.

De Lille: Additional water resources are not going to stop Day Zero.

De Lille: Additional water resources are not going to stop Day Zero.

The Level 6B water restrictions will come to effect on 1 February and residents are asked to use only 50 litres of water per day.

Punitive tariff hike for water guzzlers to hit CT households where it hurts

Punitive tariff hike for water guzzlers to hit CT households where it hurts

Harsher punitive tariffs on the cards as 'Day Zero' becomes a reality as the result of 60% of Capetonians who ignore water limits.

WATCH: Innovative spray limits toilet flushes and saves water

WATCH: Innovative spray limits toilet flushes and saves water

Loo Me is a simple yet effective scented foam that takes the yuck out of "mellowing" toilets preventing multiple flushes.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.