Masina expected to visit families of mass murder victims

2018-01-20 07:22
Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina. (Nation Nyoka, News24)

Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina. (Nation Nyoka, News24)

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Johannesburg - Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina is on Saturday expected to visit the families of four women who were shot and killed in an incident which is believed to be related to a suspected turf war between illegal miners.

Masina is expected to first visit the crime scene where the women were gunned down and another wounded near an informal settlement in Daveyton on the East Rand on Thursday - four days after the discovery of seven decomposed bodies near a mine dump.

Police suspect that the seven men – all Lesotho nationals - were killed by a rival mining gang. Their remains had been found on an open field in Benoni on Sunday.

The women gathered on Thursday to mourn their death.

Two gunmen entered the shack and fired several shots, it was alleged.

A provincial task team has been assigned to the case.

Read more on:    mzwandile masina  |  johannesburg  |  crime  |  mining

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