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Eight people killed, one injured in two incidents in Kwanobuhle

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape


GQEBERHA - It is alleged that on Thursday, 13 October 2022, eight people were fatally wounded and one injured in two separate shooting incidents in Kwanobuhle.

In the first incident, it is alleged that at about 11:45 this morning, police attended to a shooting in Mabi Street where the bodies of four males were found inside a Mazda 323. All sustained multiple gunshot wounds to their upper bodies.  A fifth male (also with multiple gunshot wounds) was lying behind the vehicle and was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.  A sixth victim who had already succumbed to his wounds, was found lying a few metres further away from the car. The victims are between 18 - 25 years old and police are still seeking their identities.

In the second incident, at about 12:10, the bodies of three males were found in Zolanqini Street. Two were found inside a silver VW Polo while the third deceased was found lying outside the vehicle.  All had multiple gunshot wounds to their bodies. The victims are estimated to be between 32-40 years old. The vehicle was reported stolen in Humansdorp in May 2022.

Circumstances surrounding the murders are under investigation. Suspects and motive for the murders unknown at this stage.  Police are probing a possible link to the two incidents. Two cases of murder with multiple victims will be opened.


Col Priscilla Naidu
071 362 8726