Gang-related violence believed to be behind mass shooting in Mitchells Plain

File: Gen police tape

File: Police cordon off a crime scene. AFP


JOHANNESBURG - Gang-related violence is believed to be behind a mass shooting at a birthday party in Mitchells Plain.  

One woman died and seven others – including a five-year-old - were wounded in the shooting on Saturday night.

Police are still searching for the gunmen.

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The SAPS's 72-hour activation plan will see additional resources deployed to the Lentegeur policing precinct.

Western Cape authorities say they hope this will result in the swift arrest of the shooters.

A witness recounts what happened.


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