6 shot dead in another mass shooting in KZN

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 6 shot dead in another mass shooting in KZN

6 shot dead in another mass shooting in KZN. At least six people have been killed in yet another mass shooting in KwaZulu-Natal.

It is believed that the victims were shot on Saturday night in Marianhill’s Savannah Park.

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According to Brigadier Jay Naicker, a police spokesman, three shooters allegedly opened fire on customers.

“It is alleged that at 19:30, a group of unknown men opened fire at people who were at a tuckshop in Marianhill killing six men aged between 30 and 65 years old. One other man who sustained gunshot wounds was transported to the hospital for medical attention.

“Initial investigations revealed that three of the deceased were the tuckshop owner as well as his two sons.

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“One of the deceased, who was waiting at the tuckshop to see a traditional healer, might have been the actual target of the hit,” Naicker said.

“This incident once again demonstrates our concern that firearms are contributing to the high levels of crime in the province and we are advocating for stricter regulations regarding the management of legal firearms as many of them end up being used by criminals. We will do everything within our control to bring these killers to book,” said Mkhwanazi.

Tavern Shootings

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There have been a lot of tavern-related shootings recently.

Three separate shootings at taverns in July claimed the lives of at least 39 people, resulting in up to 21 fatalities and 18 injuries.

In the early hours of July 11, 23 individuals were shot in Soweto, leaving 12 people dead and 11 more injured inside the Emazulwini pub in Orlando East.

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The death toll in Soweto now stands at 15, with three of the injured passing away later.

The deceased ranged in age from 18 to 35.

Two armed men stormed the Samkelisiwe Tavern and Restaurant in Sweetwaters, Pietermaritzburg, earlier this month, firing shots at customers at random before fleeing the scene.

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Four guests were killed and eight others were injured in the shooting.

In a different incident, which happened in July as well, a group of gunmen barged into the Katlehong tavern Mputlane Inn and started shooting at customers at random, leaving two people dead and four others wounded.

James Dlamini, 56, and Sibusiso Hlatswayo, 29, both of whom lived close to the tavern, passed away from gunshot wounds.

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Gauteng police, who detained one suspect in relation to the fatal tavern shooting that happened on July 8th.

The killings of customers at bars in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, which he termed as abhorrent and alarming, concerned President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Ramaphosa stated in a statement earlier this month that government, people, and civil society organizations must all collaborate even more closely to improve social and economic conditions in communities and put an end to the illegal trade in guns.

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