PHOTOS: Dear Manenberg (19 August 2013)

Today went to check out what’s going on in Manenberg where gang violence over last few weeks has led to deaths and injuries. Schools have been closed and local government has thrown R6-million at fixing the problem. This is what I saw. All pics by Yazeed Kamaldien

Police raid in Manenberg. Police said they wanted to check out a house they said was being used to hide guns.

Police raid in Manenberg. Police said they wanted to check out a house they said was being used to hide guns.

Manenberg teachers met at Phoenix High School today to discuss the area's violence.

Manenberg teachers met at Phoenix High School today to discuss the area’s violence.

Phoenix High School grade 12 learners say gang violence is affecting their preparations for end of year exams.

Phoenix High School grade 12 learners say gang violence is affecting their preparations for end of year exams.

Phoenix High School principal Shafiek Abrahams has a headache on his hands.

Phoenix High School principal Shafiek Abrahams has a headache on his hands.

Police raid in Manenberg. Police said they wanted to check out a house they said was being used to hide guns.

Police raid in Manenberg. Police said they wanted to check out a house they said was being used to hide guns.

Gang symbols in the school hall toilets.

Gang symbols in the school hall toilets.

Police raid in Manenberg. Police said they wanted to check out a house they said was being used to hide guns.

Police raid in Manenberg. Police said they wanted to check out a house they said was being used to hide guns.

It should be abnormal to have police vans on school premises. When I see a police van it makes me feel uncomfortable and tense.

It should be abnormal to have police vans on school premises. When I see a police van it makes me feel uncomfortable and tense.

This sigh of a sign reads you as you enter Phoenix High School in Manenberg.

This sigh of a sign reads you as you enter Phoenix High School in Manenberg.

Police raid in Manenberg. Police said they wanted to check out a house they said was being used to hide guns.

Police raid in Manenberg. Police said they wanted to check out a house they said was being used to hide guns.

Manenberg teachers met at Phoenix High School today to discuss the area's violence.

Manenberg teachers met at Phoenix High School today to discuss the area’s violence.

He said: I'm not afraid of gangsters. But our children are scared.

He said: I’m not afraid of gangsters. But our children are scared.

Police raid in Manenberg. Police said they wanted to check out a house they said was being used to hide guns.

Police raid in Manenberg. Police said they wanted to check out a house they said was being used to hide guns.

It looked creepily quiet. Children would usually be playing in these streets.

It looked creepily quiet. Children would usually be playing in these streets.

Helicopter flying above the school and Manenberg. A few streets away from the school the police were raiding a house. I followed a cop car to find out what was happening...

Helicopter flying above the school and Manenberg. A few streets away from the school the police were raiding a house. I followed a cop car to find out what was happening…

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About Yazeed Kamaldien

Self-employed journalist and photographer from South Africa.

One response to “PHOTOS: Dear Manenberg (19 August 2013)”

  1. jason says :

    don’t go on tips because people have their own agendas!

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