Several men, who are implicated in two mass shootings in Khayelitsha, have made brief court appearances on Wednesday.
Lusanda Gqamana – who allegedly shot and killed three people in Site C less than a month ago – returns to court later this month.
He’s expected to apply for bail on that day.
Meanwhile, the three men accused of killing five people in the Endlovini Informal Settlement back in March, will only return to court in October.
There have been numerous mass shootings in Khayelitsha in recent months and fed-up residents have called on authorities to urgently address crime in the township.
One person trying to address such crime is Western Cape Police Oversight and Community Safety MEC, Reagen Allen.
Several of the mass shooting in Khayelitsha have taken place during his first 100 days in office, this year, and he says reducing illegal fireams in the province remains a big focus.
While gang violence also remains a constant threat in many Cape Town suburbs, Allen says gun violence is an ongoing challenge.