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Residents living in fear amid incessant gang violence in Atlantis

A man is expected to appear in the Atlantis Magistrates Court this week in connection with the murder of a 14-year-old boy in the area.

Jayden Theunissen was gunned down, allegedly while walking to a tuck shop last week.

He sustained a bullet wound to the back.

Manfred Van Rooyen, who is affiliated with a community organization called Voice of Atlantis, on Monday said residents were constantly fearful as rival gang shootings occur during the day and night.

“Our community lives in fear. Every day we live in fear. What we are finding is that kids as young as 12 year’s old are involved in some way or the other with gangsters. What’s even scarier is that teenagers have guns and they’re killing and shooting other gangsters.”


In other news – Actress Zoe Mthiyane rushed to hospital after collapsing on set over Rapulana Seiphemo

Generations: The Legacy actress Zoe Mthiyane said she was fired by the producers days after she collapsed on set due to bullying by one of co-star Rapulana Seiphemo’s girlfriends at the SABC1 soapie and emotional fatigue. The details emerged this week.

Zöe Mthiyane and Rapulana Seiphemo

According to those close to her, the actress has laid the blame for her dismissal at Seiphemo’s door, claiming that she could no longer focus on her work due to depression and bullying by the actor’s girlfriend, who is an admin officer on the popular weekday soapie. Learn More

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