The Police Minister is expected to visit Umlazi area on Thursday where elven people have been brutally murdered in the last week.
The Police Minister is expected to visit Umlazi area on Thursday.
This comes after the recent violent murders of 11 people in a period of one week.
Police Ministry Spokesperson Lirandzu Themba said Minister General Bheki Cele would, on Thursday, 02 September 2021, receive a full briefing on both the incidents by the SAPS provincial management team before making his way to the crime scenes.
Themba said investigations continue, and police are yet to make arrests.
In the first incident, six people were shot and killed at U Section on Sunday, 29 August 2021.
In the second incident on Tuesday, 31 August 2021, at W Section, another five people were shot and killed, and three others sustained serious injuries.
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“Reports suggest that a group of people were in a house when three unknown gunmen armed with 9mm pistols attacked them. The victims sustained serious injuries on the head and the upper body. The three who were injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for emergency medical attention.”
Thirty-seven 9mm cartridges, two spent bullets, and a live round of ammunition were found at the crime scene.
The MEC for Transport, Community Safety, and Liaison, Neliswa Peggy Nkonyeni, earlier on Wednesday condemned the acts of violence which have been happening in the area and calls for the police to speed up investigations to get to the bottom of the killings.
“I want to express my concern regarding the recent brutal killings that have happened at Umlazi. What worries me the most is that the majority of people who are involved are very young.
“I can’t even start to imagine how their families are receiving the sad news. I send my deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and assure the community that the police are looking into these sporadic crimes.”
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