KwaZulu-Natal police are investigating a case of murder and attempted murder following a shooting at a tavern at Ndwedwe north of Durban.
It’s alleged that a group of people were at the tavern when unknown suspects amongst them fired random shots. Two people were killed and three seriously injured.
Police spokesperson Nqobile Gwala says “They fired shots at the people who were at the premises and people running to different directions for safety. When the situation was quiet, it was discovered that two people aged 28 and 29 died at the scene and the other three were seriously injured. The injured victims were taken to hospital for medical attention and the matter is still under investigation and we’re also appealing to anyone who might have information about the suspects involved, to come forward and contact our crime stop on 0860010111.”
Suspects arrested in Soweto tavern shooting
Two more suspects linked to the Nomzamo tavern shooting in Soweto have been arrested. The shooting left 16 people dead and scores others injured when a group of unknown heavily armed suspects opened shots on tavern patrons.
It brings to four the total number of suspects arrested in connection with the July shooting incident. The suspects will appear in court on Monday.
Police spokesperson Brenda Muridili explains how they tracked down the suspects.
“On 22 September 2022, National Crime Intelligence officers arrested one suspect who was then linked to the Nomzamo shooting incident, in Johannesburg. The suspect was handed over to Gauteng’s Murder and Robbery Investigating Team for further handling. He then led the team to one of his accomplices who was arrested in Northern Cape on 23 September 2022. The team proceeded to arrest two more suspects, linked to a murder case for an incident that occurred in Kliptown in October 2021 where a Lesotho musician was killed. He is also linked to another murder and attempted murder case that occurred in Orlando in May 2022. The fourth suspect was apprehended on a warrant of arrest for a double murder incident that occurred in Doornkop in 2021, where two Basotho nationals were killed.”