Saturday, 30 September, 2023

Crime and courts

Two dead after Kanyamazane tavern shooting

Another one of the victims that had been shot at a tavern in Kanyamazane outside Nelspruit in the early hours of yesterday morning has since succumbed to his injuries.

Another man was declared dead on the scene just after the shooting. Fifteen other patrons sustained gunshot wounds and were taken to hospital for medical treatment. 

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According to Mpumalanga police spokesperson Colonel Donald Mdhluli, Kanyamazane police are in pursuit of two suspects that were involved in the shooting. 

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“According to information we have received, two armed men wearing balaclavas stormed into the liquor outlet just after midnight and opened fire indiscriminately. The suspects fled the scene after the shooting.

“Police and emergency medical services were summoned to the scene.” 

No one has been arrested so far and police urge anyone with information that may assist in apprehending the suspects to call the Crime Stop number 08600 10111, or to send information via the MySAPS app. All information will be treated confidentially and callers may remain anonymous.

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