- A Cape Town suburb is reeling after two violent deaths on Saturday.
- A man was stabbed to death in the morning.
- Then, in the afternoon, a man was shot dead in a confrontation with police.
The Cape Town suburb of Bonteheuwel had to deal with two violent deaths on Saturday.
The ward councillor, Angus McKenzie, said residents found a body in the road.
The body, covered with a blanket, was found in Vaalbos Street.
"Later, on Saturday afternoon, police on visible patrol in a known hotspot in Loganberry Street was shot at. Police returned fire and shot and killed the individual," said McKenzie..
"Our Law Enforcement agencies must be commended for working together."
He linked the deaths to gangsterism, but this was not referred to when police confirmed the incidents.
Captain FC Van Wyk said Bishop Lavis police were investigating a murder case after passers-by found the body of the 30-year-old man on the corners of Kiaat and Vaalbos Streets at about 06:45.
He had been stabbed, but no more information is known.
And, then, at 15:20, a 27-year-old man was shot dead.
A case of attempted murder, attack on police, and possession of illegal firearm and ammunition is being investigated.
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