File: Police cordon off a crime scene. AFP
JOHANNESBURG - Gang-related violence is believed to be behind a mass shooting at a birthday party in Mitchells Plain.
One woman died and seven others – including a five-year-old - were wounded in the shooting on Saturday night.
Police are still searching for the gunmen.
The SAPS's 72-hour activation plan will see additional resources deployed to the Lentegeur policing precinct.
Western Cape authorities say they hope this will result in the swift arrest of the shooters.
A witness recounts what happened.