Houses that caught fire in Ocean View overnight have been linked to retaliation over the death of gang-crossfire victim Imaan Solomons. CapeTimesSA
Imaan Solomons is being buried on Thursday after she was killed by a stray bullet, which has further enraged a community already at a tipping point.Share Email Cape Town – Houses that caught fire in Ocean View overnight have been linked to retaliation over the death of gang-crossfire victim Imaan Solomons. The 7-year-old Imaan is being buried on Thursday after she was killed by a stray bullet on Tuesday, which has further enraged a community already at a tipping point. Drug dealers and gangsters were in the spotlight on Sunday when Ocean View residents marched through the streets, warning that the constant shooting needed to come to an end or they would take matters into their own hands. A video of a house torching posted by Western Cape Gangwatch on Facebook today was captioned: "Community torch house in Ocean View in retaliation for the shooting of a 7-year-old girl. Angry community members attacking gangsters and alleged drug houses." The City of Cape Town on Thursday confirmed that a double-storey house caught alight as well as another dwelling. When reports came in of other houses ablaze, the fire service was warned not to enter as the area was extremely volatile. "At about 01:25 this morning, the City's Fire and Rescue Service received an emergency call of a dwelling alight in Apollo Way, Ocean View." "Kommetjie Road and Fish Hoek fire crews were dispatched. They were escorted to the incident and found a double-storey dwelling well alight. The fire was extinguished at 03:31. "Whilst they were there, reports of a second dwelling on fire in Scorpio Road was reported. Simons Town's crew responded under police escort as well. This dwelling was also totally destroyed by the fire. "Further reports of dwelling fires in Alpha Street was reported, but the Fire Service was informed by the South African Police Service not to enter as the area was extremely volatile," a Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said. According to community member Paul Franke, the recent violence started after his cousin, Lincoln Jacobs, was killed during load shedding in the area, TimesLive reported. This was allegedly prompted by one of the men arrested being released from prison the day before after serving a murder sentence, Franke said. At the beginning of the month, a witness in the murder and torching of surfer David Wolfromm near Kommetjie last year, Jocelyn Claasen, 27, who was days from giving birth, was murdered. “They are constantly shooting, especially when it's load shedding. The people are walking openly in the streets with guns. "There's a shortage of cops and a shortage of vehicles,” said Franke. 7-year-old Emaan Solomons was killed in Ocean View on Tuesday night while President Ramaphosa assured Elsies River residents that gov was doing its best to end child murders. Too few police, too many drug dealers say residents. Read more: IOL News
LOOK: Father details daughter's last moments after 'Ocean View gang station' deathThe Ocean View father of murdered 7-year-old Imaan Solomons has detailed the last moments of his daughter’s life, before she was killed in an alleged gang shooting. CapeTimesSA
Residents turn violent after Emaan Solomons, 7, dies in Ocean View gang crossfire | Cape TimesCommunity members and the family of 7-year-old slain Emaan Solomons are still reeling in shock following her death by a stray bullet in a suspected gang-related shooting in Ocean View. CapeTimesSA
Ocean View gang crossfire death: NGO calls for harsher sentences for child killersHours after a seven-year-old-girl, Emaan Solomons, was shot and killed during crossfire between rival gangs in Ocean View, Cape Town, on Tuesday evening, calls were made for harsher measures to be taken against those convicted of killing children
Girl (7) killed in Ocean View shootingShe was struck by a bullet on Tuesday night. Sad reality is these gangs are protected by the MYANC. CyrilRamaphosa will not do anything about this. They are protected crime syndicates that belong to the ANC and fall under State Security Agency. They are used so the ANC can carry out extra judicial killings & blame crime.
Ocean View family left broken after daughter (7) killed in gang shootingIt’s believed the gunmen were targeting a man who was sitting on the street corner but missed him. the odds ? 1. child trafficked into europe by rich criminals 2. blame it on gangs even though gangs have been in existence in Cape town for over 4 decades 3. always attach a man (or gang of men) as the real cause of the alleged death of young children.