Western Cape police are offering a reward of R100 000 for credible information that could help lead to the arrest of the suspects who shot dead four people in Tulbagh, in yet another mass shooting incident in Cape Town.
It is alleged that at 9pm on Saturday, unknown gunmen who are yet to be arrested, approached a group of nine people, three women and six men, who were socialising at a residence in Jooste Street Tulbagh and fired shots.
According to Andre Traut, the police spokesperson, four men aged 30, 32, 33 and 73 died in a hail of bullets and one other person was wounded and taken to hospital. Three females and one male escaped the incident unharmed.
Traut said Western Cape Serious and Violent Crime Investigation Unit has been assigned to investigate what led to the violent incident which claimed the lives of four people. No arrests have been made yet following the deadly shooting.
According to Winston Pieterson, the Community Policing forum (CPF) member and activist at Witzenberg Justice Coalition, the incident is suspected to be taxi related. “The community has never heard or seen so man people killed in one violent incident like that. Mass shootings are something that we always hear about in other parts of the province, and we are hoping it doesn’t become a trend.
“We are hoping that an arrest will be made soon because we haven’t heard it’s not gang relate but linked to the taxi industry. However, the CPF might get a proper report during Monday meeting. About three taxi incidents have happened in the past,” said Pietersen.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Brigadier Makhaya Mkabile on 082 222 6744 or Lieutenant Colonel Bonginkosi Libaya on 082 411 2042.