Five killed in seperate incidents in Khayelitsha

Khayelitsha residents will on Monday have an opportunity to engage Ministers in the Security Cluster, senior management of the South African Police Service (SAPS) officials from the Department of Community Safety and City of Cape Town, on the work done by the national departments and provincial government to address their crime concerns.

Police Minister, Bheki Cele, Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Ngungubele, is expected to engage with the community, as well as provide cross sectoral and cross departmental solutions emanating from the Khayelitsha Response Summit, which last met on 16 June 2022.

The community engagement is a response to high incidents of contact crimes that have been reported in the Khayelitsha township, most recently the multiple shootings over the weekend.

On Saturday, at approximately 20:30 three men aged 34, 36 and 50 were gunned down on the corners of Nyebelele and Ntango Streets in Site C, Khayelitsha, by unknown suspects. The police’s Andrè Traut says the motive for the attack is unknown at this stage.

In an unrelated incident, also on Saturday, two men in their thirties were shot and killed in Tutu Avenue, Makhaza in Harare at around 21:35. 

Colonel Andrè Traut believes that the reason for this attack could be linked drug trade in the area.

‘’The victims were driving in their blue Hyundai sedan when they came under attack by the occupants in a white VW Polo, who fled the scene. One of the victims died on the scene while the other one succumbed to death shortly after being admitted to hospital. We have reason to believe that the incident could be linked to the drug trade in the area, but this will be established as our investigation unfolds,’’ said Traut.

Anyone with information regarding the two cases is urged to contact CrimeStop on 08600 10111 or by using SAPS mobile application


Done By: Mitchum George


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