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News: Two suspects to appear at the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s court on Wednesday for New Monwabisi Park five murders

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


CAPE TOWN - Two suspects are scheduled to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s court on Wednesday, 11 May 2022 in connection with an incident where five people were shot dead in New Monwabisi Park in Endlovini Khayelitsha on 14 March 2022.

The suspects, aged 25 and 28 have been charged with murder by organised crime detectives after their arrest on Tuesday in relation to a shooting incident that left four men and a woman dead. At the time it was alleged that three gunmen had opened fire on the victims.

In relation to the arrest of the 25-year-old suspect, the investigation took the integrated teams comprising detectives, intelligence officials and Eastern Cape police to Cala in the Eastern Cape where the suspect was apprehended.

Meanwhile the second suspect, aged 28, who had given the police the run-around was arrested in Khayelitsha on Tuesday. An unlicensed firearm believed to be the murder weapon for the five murders, was found in his possession. An additional charge of possession of illegal possession of firearm was added to the murder charge he faces.

The two arrests bring the number of suspects arrested for the Endlovini multiple murders to three. The first arrest was effected on 11 April during a tracing operation that led investigators to a home in Khayelitsha. Thirty four year old Madoda Zwayi appeared in court on 13 April 2022 facing murder charges.

Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lt General Thembisile Patekile has commended the unrelenting efforts of the integrated team of police officers who ensured that the perpetrators of these heinous act are apprehended.


Brigadier Novela Potelwa
082 559 4676


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