SOUTH AFRICA: Police Probes Killing Of 3 Family Members In Ekuphumleni, Khayelitsha

SOUTH AFRICA: Police Probes Killing Of 3 Family Members In Ekuphumleni, Khayelitsha

By Augustine Ehikioya

To get to the root of crimes in Western Cape Province, detectives have started investigation into the killing of three family members in Ekuphumleni, Khayelitsha.

The three deceased were shot on Sunday evening.

A statement by Brigadier Novela Potelwa of the South African Police Service, Office of the Provincial Commissioner, Western Cape, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA) on Monday, said no arrest has been made.

It said “Organised Crime detectives have initiated an investigation after three members of a family were shot and killed in Ekuphumleni, Khayelitsha on Sunday evening.

“Lingelethu Police were called out to Lindelwa Street where they found the bodies of two men and a woman with gunshot wounds. It is alleged that two armed men in dark clothes stormed the home at 20:10 and fired several shots.

“The ages of the deceased persons are 51, 53 and 57. Information gathered from the scene indicates all three victims were siblings.

“The detectives are currently pursuing several leads as part of the investigation into the shooting incident. No arrests have been effected yet,” it stated.

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