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Tuesday, 31 May 2016 15:21

48-hour Gang War in Wentworth Durban

Kyle Sewell was shot 11 times in Stower Road, Wentworth. Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng - Daily News
Durban - A packed church was petrol-bombed, a man shot dead and a 71-year-old woman hit in the arm by a stray bullet as gang war gripped Wentworth.

Religious leaders and residents believe the violence, over a 48-hour period, was sparked by the murder of a former gangster outside a Florida Road nightclub two weeks ago.
Now, in the midst of a spike in drive-by shootings and clashes between rival gangs - over the lucrative drug trade - residents of the south Durban suburb are questioning why police recently shut down a gang task force set up by the Hawks two years ago.

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