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News: Detectives probe as three young women shot and killed in Khayelitsha

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

Western Cape police have instituted the 72-hour activation plan for the mobilisation of resources in search of suspects/s who shot and killed three young women in Khayelitsha on Monday evening.

Reports from the scene indicate that residents at the TT Block informal settlement recall hearing gunshots after 20:00. A few minutes later the bodies of young women aged 17, 20 and 21 were discovered in a passage between the shacks. The victims had all been shot in their heads.

As investigations into the murders continue, the motive for the shooting incident is yet to be determined.

Anyone with information about the incident that could assist the police investigations is urged to contact police on Crime Stop 08600 10111 or submit information via My SAPS App. Information received will be handled in strict confidence.


Brigadier Novela Potelwa
082 559 4676


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