Eighth person dies after shooting spree at traditional ceremony in Gugulethu

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Police Minister Bheki Cele is set to visit the scene of a shooting incident in Gugulethu, Cape Town that claimed eight lives.
Police Minister Bheki Cele is set to visit the scene of a shooting incident in Gugulethu, Cape Town that claimed eight lives.
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  • An eighth person has died after a shooting in Gugulethu, Cape Town.
  • The shooting happened at a traditional ceremony.
  • Five of the victims were shot in the head and died on the scene.


An eighth person has died after a deadly shooting spree in Gugulethu, Cape Town on Wednesday.

The shooting took place at a traditional ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. Five people died on the scene, while two died in hospital. On Thursday morning, police said a third person had died in hospital.

One other person was injured.

READ | 7 people killed in Gugulethu shooting

Police Minister Bheki Cele was set to visit the area on Thursday morning. He will be briefed by provincial police management before visiting the scene of the attack.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said the motive for the shooting in NY 79 was unknown.

Potelwa said:

Reports indicate that the victims were attending a traditional ceremony.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said five of the victims were shot in the head.

The shooters fled in a vehicle after the incident.

The hunt for the shooters was in full swing on Thursday. Western Cape police have instituted a 72-hour activation plan comprising officers from different policing divisions to track down the perpetrators.


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