Sanco condemns 'gang retaliation' in Nyanga

2016-04-20 21:09


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Cape Town – The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) has implored police to set up a dedicated investigative team to probe the murders of a grandmother, a teenager and an 8-year-old boy.

Another child was also shot and injured in what appeared to be a retaliatory attack by a gang in Nyanga on Tuesday.

- Read more: Granny, kids killed in gang retaliation shootings

"The heat must be turned on to flush out the heartless murderers before more lives are lost," said Sanco national spokesperson, Jabu Mahlangu, in a statement.

Mahlangu urged the community to assist police in their investigation and not take the law into their hands.

News24 reported that the killings started when a 43-year-old man was shot in his car in Sibini Avenue.

He died on arrival at hospital. A few hours later, three people went to a house in the same street, looking for an 83-year-old woman’s grandson.

They shot and killed the grandmother. Police said the suspects proceeded to a residence in Kuqala Avenue in Zwelitsha where the 8-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl were shot and killed.

A 7-year-old girl was also injured in the shooting spree and was recovering in hospital.

Police are investigating.

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