5 killed in Khayelitsha shooting

Western Cape police have launched their the 72-hour activation plan in search of yet-to-be identified gunmen who killed five people in the Endlovini informal settlement in Khayelitsha on Monday morning.

Brigadier Novela Potelwa said that crime experts are still scouring the scene where the murders of a woman and four men, occurred.


‘’Reports at the disposal of police indicate that unknown gunmen approached shacks located at the Monwabisi Park informal settlement in Endlovini, Khayelitsha in the early hours of this morning and fired shots. A woman and four men were as a result killed.’’

‘’Organised crime detectives are investigating the murders. The victims, who are yet to be identified are estimated between the ages of 25 and 35,’’ added Potelwa.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is urged to contact the police on 08600 10111.


Meanwhile, the Western Cape’s Acting Community Safety MEC, Anroux Marais, condemned the incident.

“I was deeply saddened to hear of the shooting and killing of five individuals in Khayelitsha this morning. I condemn this act in the strongest terms. Violence and violent crime have no place in our society. I further welcome the activation of a 72-hour plan, put in place by SAPS, to assist in searching for the unidentified gunmen. I am informed that SAPS crime experts are continuing to investigate the scene of the crime.”

“My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the deceased during this very difficult time and call on SAPS to leave no stone unturned in their investigation to ensure that those who are guilty are brought to book,’’ Marias added,


Done By: Mitchum George


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