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Roads in and around Brackenfell and Kraaifontein were temporarily closed after residents took to the streets in protest over gang violence.

Gaylin Cupido death

A six-year-old girl, Gaylin Cupido, died after being hit by a stray bullet last week sparking the protests.

As reported at the time, residents gathered outside the Blue Downs Magistrate Court where the alleged suspect briefly appeared.

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Cupido succumbed to her injuries days after she was hit by a stray bullet in Scottsdene while walking with her mother.

It is alleged that gangsters opened fired during an electrical blackout in the neighbourhood.

The six-year-old was caught in the crossfire and rushed to a nearby medical facility where she succumbed to her injuries.

Her alleged killer was arrested within 24 hours.

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Brackenfell and Kraaifontein road closures

Based on reports from residents shared online, the following roads have been closed due to the protests currently taking place in Kraaifontein and Brackenfell:

  • Botfontein Rd closed between La Boheme St and Maroela Circle due to Kraaifontein protests

Motorists have also been advised to steer clear of the following areas:

  • Belmont Park.
  • Liquor store on Old Paarl Rd robbed
  • Kraaifontein Diamond Liquor robbed
  • Southern suburbs: Delft, Mfuleni, Khayelitsha — reports of smoke from burning tyres
  • Two groups of rioters moving in the direction Brackenfell Industrial/Kraaifontein area, looting shops and businesses.

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