180525 Mitchells Plain

[LISTEN] 'They shot him in the head,' caller describes seeing teen gunned down

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:


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