Garankuwa tavern mass shooting: 2 dead, 7 wounded after gunmen open fire at patrons in Pretoria

Garankuwa tavern mass shooting: 2 dead, 7 wounded after gunmen open fire at patrons in Pretoria

  • Another mass shooting has taken place at Garankuwa tavern in Pretoria leaving two people dead and seven dead
  • Unknown gunmen opened fire on unsuspecting patrons sitting outside the tavern, the motive for the attack is not known
  • This is another shooting in a string of similar attacks that have taken place at various taverns across the country

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PRETORIA - Another mass shooting at a tavern has left two people dead and another seven have been injured when unknown gunmen opened fire on patrons outside Garankuwa tavern in Pretoria.

The reason for the attack is not known and the police have launched an investigation into the attack. They have called on members of the public to come forward with any information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects.

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Garankuwa tavern shooting
Another tavern shooting has left two people dead and seven injured in Pretoria. Photo credit: South African Police Service
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This shooting follows a string of similar attacks on taverns across the country which has left many people in shock at the scale and severity of the attacks according to SABC News.

Police have revealed that the gunmen were driving a silver polo and opened fire indiscriminately at the patrons according to EWN.

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Social media users react to the attack


"Another tavern mass shooting last night at Garankuwa, Pretoria. 2 dead and 7 injured. Our so called President @CyrilRamaphosa hasn't said a thing since these terrorists has been terrorising our communities. South Africa you are on your own."


"Another tavern shooting, this time around in #Garankuwa Pretoria. If you're still grooving at taverns after all the recent shootings, I just know you're suicidal."

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"Taverns are no longer s safe space at all. Random shootings are an order of the day. We need to strongly condemn it. Next target, churches? You can say stay face, because what does it even mean? Garankuwa shooting."

4 Arrested for deadly Pietermaritzburg tavern shooting appear in court

Earlier, Briefly News reported that the four suspects who were arrested in connection with the Pietermaritzburg tavern shooting are set to appear in court on Wednesday, 20 July. At least 12 people were shot, and eight of them were admitted to the hospital.

The four allegedly stormed into the Sweet Waters tavern and opened fire on patrons. According to eNCA, the motive for the shooting is still under investigation.

The National Prosecuting Authority’s KwaZulu-Natal Spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson-Kara told Briefly News that Bonginkosi Zaca, Thembinkosi Malevu, Melizwe Mjwara and Sabelo Mabaso appeared in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court.

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