The community of Manenberg is threatening to keep their children from attending school if there are no interventions to stop the ongoing gang violence.

The Community Policing Forum says the both the police and the provincial government have failed to bring an end to the shootings.

Last Tuesday, two men including an alleged leader of the Hard Livings gang were shot and wounded while sitting a vehicle in Pecos Walk.

A few hours later in the same suburb, a 16-year-old boy was hit by a stray bullet, while cutting his hair.

The CPF says it’s worried that pupils will be caught in gang cross fire.

In a video that went viral on social media, a primary school teacher and learners are seen hiding under their desks as gun shots go off in the area.

In March, Police Minister Bheki Cele had promised to deploy more officers to the area.

But the CPF’s Vernon Visagie says they’re yet to see those officers on the ground.

“Authorities are ssing us as a political ball-game. They come in when the media is hyped about the killings, then they come in and make promises. They’re just blowing hot air. The community is frustrated.”

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