44 killed in bloody Cape Town weekend

2013-07-02 09:15

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Cape Town - A total of 44 people were murdered in the greater Cape Town area over the last weekend, according to a report on Tuesday.

The Cape Argus reported that 29 people were stabbed to death and 12 were shot dead between 16:00 on Friday and 07:30 on Monday. The other three victims were beaten to death.

The 44 bodies were taken to the Salt River and Tygerberg mortuaries. According to the report, this figure is slightly higher than for the same time last year.

At least four of the 12 gunshot fatalities were believed to be gang-related, amid increasing concerns over gang violence on the Cape Flats. Rival gangs fighting over drug turf had led to regular random shootings, according to a Mitchells Plain resident.

No arrests have been made in any of the cases, a police spokesperson confirmed.

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