Police Launch Manhunt Following Deadly Shooting in Diepsloot That Claimed 2 Lives

Police Launch Manhunt Following Deadly Shooting in Diepsloot That Claimed 2 Lives

  • Diepsloot has once again become the scene of a violent attack that left two people dead following a fatal shooting
  • Three people were attacked by a group of gunmen, two were killed while the third person managed to escape
  • The police have launched a manhunt but no arrests have been made at this point and the motive for the attack is still unknown

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DIEPSLOOT - Diepsloot is once again in the news following a deadly shooting that claimed two people's lives in the small town.

Gauteng police have launched a manhunt following the attack that took place on Friday night. Police reported that three people were attacked and one managed to escape. The police were patrolling the streets when they heard the gunshots.

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The police are searching for the suspects responsible for killing two people in Diepsloot. Photo credit: @EversonLuhanga
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According to EWN, the victims were sitting outside a shack at the time of the attack. Police have not yet determined the motive for the attack and no suspects have been taken into custody at this stage.

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Diepsloot has been rocked by high levels of crime and xenophobic attacks which resulted in Police Minister Bheki Cele deploying a tactical response team to the area as a temporary measure.

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Witnesses have reported that the attackers fled on foot following the fatal shooting according to eNCA.

"Deepest condolences": Family of Mbodazwe Banajo “Elvis” Nyathi speak out

The family of Zimbabwean national, Mbodazwe Banajo “Elvis” Nyathi is struggling to come to terms with his death after he was killed during an act of mob violence and was set alight meters away from his home in Diepsloot. He will be laid to rest over the weekend.

When Nomsa Tshuma last saw her husband, he was surrounded by an angry crowd who dragged him away from their home demanding R300. Before she knew it another resident told her that her husband was being set alight. The couple lived in their home for three years.

Nyathi's brother Godknows said a memorial service is being held on Thursday afternoon 14 April and the family will depart for Zimbabwe according to Eyewitness News. He added that Tshuma is in the care of relatives as she mourns her husband.

Source: Briefly News

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