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Media Invitation: Minister of Police and SAPS National Commissioner will lead delegation to crime scene of mass shooting in Gqeberha

Media Advisory
South African Police Service


GQEBERHA - The Minister of Police, General Bheki Cele and the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Fannie Masemola will lead a delegation of various experts within the organisation to the crime scene of a mass shooting in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape.

It is alleged that on Sunday, 29 January 2023 two unknown gunmen entered a home in Kwazakele and randomly shot at guests who were attending a birthday party.

Eight people died while three others are still fighting for their lives in hospital.  The home owner is among the deceased.

Details of the visit are as follows:

Date:         Monday, 30 January 2023

Venue:      Makanda Street in Kwazakele ( at the scene of crime)

Time:        11:00


Colonel Priscilla Naidu
071 362 8726

Ms Lirandzu Temba
082 604 9080
Police Ministry Spokesperson

Brigadier Athlenda Mathe
082 040 8808
SAPS National Spokesperson