June 12, 2024

Two arrested for the Khayelitsha barbershop murders

Suspects linked to Khayelitsha barbershop shooting have been arrested

Western Cape police have confirmed the arrest of two suspects, aged 24 and 28, in connection with the murder of three children and an adult at a barbershop in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.


SAPS spokesperson Brigadier, Novela Potelwa, said the suspects did not only shoot dead four people, but they have also been linked to another shooting where nine people were shot and injured. The victims are still in hospital. "Three children aged five, 11, and 12 as well as a 30-year-old man died from the shooting, and seven others were seriously injured. Two other individuals were unharmed. With the investigation unfolding, the possibility of more arrests and further charges being pursued cannot be ruled out," said Potelwa.


After learning about the shooting, Western Cape MEC of community safety, Reagen Allen urged the police to explore all possibilities that may help with arrests of the suspects. "We need to ensure that all suspects are swiftly arrested so that a conviction can follow. Life should never be this cheap. SAPS should employ every ounce of their intelligence. I urge anyone with information to make it available to all law enforcement agencies so that justice can be done." Police said the suspects are expected to make their first appearance in the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court on Friday

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