Six killed in two separate incidents in Khayelitsha

Six people have been killed in two separate incidents in Harare, Khayelitsha, on Wednesday morning.

The police’s Andrè Traut says in the first incident, five people were killed in Ncumu Street.

‘’At around 06:00 police were summoned to a shooting incident in Ncumu Street where the bodies of four males and one female were discovered with gunshot wounds. The identities of the victim are yet to be determined,’’ said Colonel Andrè Traut.

Police alleges that the mass murder could be related to an earlier incident where a man was shot and killed in the same area.

‘’We have reason to believe that the death of the five people can be linked to an incident during the early hours of the morning where another male was shot and killed in the same vicinity,’’ said Traut.

The motive for the attacks are unknown, but police are appealing to the public who has any information regarding the incident to come forward

‘’Any person with information is kindly requested to contact Colonel Mthetho Maxabaniso on 082 339 7320 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. The mobile application MySAPS can also be used anonymously.’’

The Western Cape’s police Oversight & Community Safety MEC, Reagen Allen urged communities to not remain mum and report illegal activities.

‘’This is a horrific incident and shows the little regard criminals have for life. It is wholly unacceptable and I urge those with information to make it available to law enforcement agencies so that the perpetrators can be arrested and convicted.’’

‘’The moment communities get wind of any criminal plans, they should inform law enforcement agencies so that they can be prevented. Every single murder is unnecessary. SAPS should also ensure that their intelligence is working optimally and that they follow up on very lead,’’ he added.

Allen says LEAP officers will continue to patrol in Khayelitsha, in an effort to reduce crime in the area.


Done By: Mitchum George


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