- The recent deaths in township taverns have left Mzansi social media users at a loss for words
- First, it was the shocking deaths of minors at a tavern in East London, and over the weekend, more people perished
- Controversial author Jackie Phamotse took to the streets to dish out her thoughts on the matter, saying someone was behind the deaths
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Mzansi has been hit by another shocking incident that left the entire country at a loss for words. Unidentified gunmen killed patrons at two different taverns.
Social media has been awash with different theories about what transpired. According to reports, 15 people were shot dead, and about nine others were wounded at a tavern in Soweto. Four people died, while eight were admitted to the hospital after a Saturday shooting at a tavern in Pietermaritzburg.
According to TimesLIVE, the author believes the death at taverns is a way to sabotage the township economy. She said she believes someone is trying to create the narrative that township taverns are not safe.
"Someone is trying to sabotage Township Economy, creating explosive agendas that black peoples taverns are unsafe. Forcing the government to revoke licenses. While they prepare their own “Tavern Rollout” to control alcohol sales and business. “New Taverns” will pop us soon."
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In other entertainment news, Briefly News also reported that award-winning actress Busisiwe Lurayi has passed away. The renowned thespian was pronounced dead on Sunday, 10 July, according to a statement.
The SAFTA-winning star appeared in TV shows like SABC 1's City Ses'la, Sokhulu and Partners and most recently in How to Ruin Christmas, a Netflix original rom-com.
Busisiwe Lurayi's agency Eye Media Artists shared a family statement on social media on Monday. TshisaLIVE reports that the owner of the agency, Brian Makau, confirmed the news to the publication.
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Source: Briefly News