A Mitchells Plain resident called the John Maytham Show on CapeTalk on Friday afternoon to describe her horror at having just seen a teenage boy shot dead metres from her home.
Two guys jumped out with balaclavas on...they shot him in the head, the shoulders...in the back.— Madoeneeya, resident - Mitchells Plain
He was about 16 years old...he fell in front of my house and then dropped dead in front of the church.— Madoeneeya, resident - Mitchells Plain
Madoeneeya says she heard a succession of ten, loud shots - and that there were small children playing in the area at the time.
They could have shot them as well...they saw everything— Madoeneeya, resident - Mitchells Plain
On Thursday evening Police Minister Bheki Cele announced that the South African Police Service and South African National Defence Force members would be deployed in crime-riddled communities in Cape Town.
Listen to Madoeneeya's first-hand account of the shooting in Mitchells Plain on Friday: