17 April 2018

South Africa: Acting Provincial Commissioner Condemns the Brutal Attacks On Tavern Patrons in KZN

press release

Margate Detectives immediately initiated an investigation following the brutal killing of patrons at a local tavern. Their swift response saw immediate results when they arrested a 42-year-old man suspected to be responsible for the murder and the brutal attack. He was also found in possession of an unlicensed firearm with eleven rounds of ammunition. The firearm was seized and will be subjected to ballistic tests to determine if it was used in the commission of any crimes. The fourth victim who sustained gunshot wound to the head at Margate, later died in hospital.

"We will not rest until the second suspect is apprehended. The detectives are working tirelessly to apprehend the remaining suspect. We are also appealing to anyone who may have information with regards to the suspects linked to the Umkomaas killing to contact their local police station or Crime Stop on 08600 10111," said the KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa.

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