Cape Flats community mourns child's death

The Cape Flats community of Lavender Hill is still reeling following the death of six-year-old Nathlia Pienaar. Courtesy of #DSTV403

CAPE TOWN - The Cape Flats community of Lavender Hill is still reeling following the death of six-year-old Nathlia Pienaar.

The child was caught in the crossfire of gang violence just outside her home on Saturday.

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Nathlia was reportedly playing outside of her home with her friends before she was shot by a gang member.

Residents have protested following the murder saying gangsterism in the area is out of control.

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Two people were arrested for the murder and will appear in court on 6 September.

Source
eNCA