Gang violence flared up in an impoverished district in Cape Town, leaving one person dead and prompting police to intervene, authorities said on Saturday.
Shooting erupted late Friday between two gangs in Manenberg, Cape Town, killing one gang member and injuring two others, according to police.
Police intervened on Saturday morning, using stun grenades to disperse the gang members who shoot at each other.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) will remain in the area to maintain law and order, said spokesperson Andre Traut.
“We will not allow gangsters to practice their activities in our communities and put the lives of the public in danger.”
The violence flared up after a gambling game went foul, according to News24.
Some areas in Cape Town have been ravaged by gangs for long. Every year, dozens of people are killed in gang violence.
In November 2011, South African authorities sent in army troops to quell gangs following rising gang-related violence.
Authorities have mediated a series of peace agreements between gangs, but the agreements can not last long. Enditem