- Tragedy struck over the weekend with a series of violent murders in the Western Cape
- Six men were gunned down in Khayelitsha and a further three people were killed in Ravensmead
- The police have launched a manhunt and would like any citizens with information to contact them on 08600 10111 or use the MySAPS App
The police have launched a manhunt after six men were gunned down in Khayelitsha. The attack took place on Saturday night when seven men were attacked in a shack in Khayelitsha.
Five of the victims died at the scene and the sixth died of his wounds in hospital. The victims were aged between 29 and 36.
Police have asked anyone with information relating to the incident to contact them on 08600 10111 or use the MySAPS App. All reports from the public will remain in strict confidence.
Another shooting took place in the Western Cape in Ravensmead when a white vehicle stopped outside an Eureka Estate residence and opened fire according to Times Live.
Another shooting took place in Delft on Friday evening.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that a would-be victim of a hijacking quickly defended himself against a gang of five hijackers who wanted to take his grey Porsche Cayenne by shooting one of them dead
According to reports, the assailants and the victim were driving in a red double cab Toyota bakkie and a white Audi on Old Johannesburg Road near the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria when the incident occurred.
According to the victim, the hijackers had tried to block his expensive car with their bakkie. They then jumped out of their vehicle and approached the driver. In an attempt to spare both his life and his car, the victim allegedly shot one of the suspects causing the rest to flee.
In other news, Senzo Meyiwa was murdered tragically in 2014 and the authorities could never really solve the case back then. The case was revisited in 2020 and the South African Police Service (SAPS) seemed to have made more progress.
Senzo Meyiwa was a professional soccer player and played for Orlando Pirates as well as Bafana Bafana. He was shot dead in Vosloorus at the home of his then-girlfriend, singer Kelly Khumalo. Briefly.co.za takes a look at how the Senzo Meyiwa case unfolded in 2020.
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