Six people have been shot dead in a house at uMbumbulu, south of Durban.
Police say the incident is believed to be drug-related. The deceased, four men and two women, are believed to be siblings.
The incident comes after five suspected drug dealers were killed in a shoot-out with police at a flat in Durban on Saturday afternoon.
Police spokesperson Robert Netshiunda says, “So far, all we know is that there was a gentleman around 32 years of age who used to live in the area a while ago. Nobody knew who he was, where he was from, or even what does he do for a living. We are told that people in this area were frequenting his house, and two sisters from the same family got hooked on drugs. We are also learning that they are among those who were shot. It could be drug-related, but we are investigating.”
Meanwhile, the tenants at a flat in Durban where five suspects were killed in a shootout with police are calling on Police Minister Bheki Cele to address the crime rate in KwaZulu-Natal.
The suspects, amongst them an alleged well-known drug kingpin, were wanted for the murder of a drug lord and his family a week ago as well as other crimes.
Police say at least 15 people have been shot dead in separate incidents in and around Durban in a space of less than a month.
One of the tenants whose name is withheld for his safety shares his concerns: “We were not expecting it, we had probably more than twelve rounds of ammunition and it was scary, and we went down for cover and it’s scary. I don’t wish anybody to go through such an event. I wish we can find a solution to crime in the country, and we can’t go on like this as we will lose investors.”
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