Cape Flats Violence - South African Police Probe Philippi Carnage

Western Cape police have launched a 72-hour action plan involving a lockdown of Philippi East and the assistance of the K9 Unit and Flying Squad members. This comes after two separate shooting incidents in the Cape Town suburb left 13 people dead in 48 hours. The incident marks the latest development in violence on the Cape Flats where the Anti-Gang Unit struggles to police areas like Hanover Park. Police Minister Bheki Cele recently extended the mandate of the Unit and elevated it to a national division.

Satellite view of the Cape Flats.

A view of nearby Hanover Park, Cape Town (file photo).


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