Everson Luhanga

Five people have been killed and two seriously injured in ANOTHER mass shooting – this time at the Thembelihle informal settlement at Lenasia south of Johannesburg. Gunmen fired randomly at people on the street.

This brings to at least 32 the number of people killed  in five mass shootings that have rocked the country in just the past week.

This excludes the Enyobeni tavern deaths in the Eastern Cape in which 22 teenagers died after being apparently gassed to death.

Police confirmed the shooting  to Scrolla.Africa

According to officers at the scene, the gunmen opened fire randomly. Police have cordoned the scene.

“At the moment, we don’t know the motive as the scene is very fresh, and trying to get more information.”

One resident said the men who opened fire didn’t target anyone in particular but shot at everyone. “I am still terrified. I have never seen anything like it,” he said, asking that his name not be mentioned.

The shooting came a day after six people were shot dead in Alexandra.

The Gauteng provincial police commissioner Lieutenant-General Elias Mawela and other senior police officials were conducting O Kae Molao in Alexandra when they received information of yet another mass shooting in Thembelihle, South of Johannesburg.

The operation was to enforce law and order in what has been dubbed a bloody shooting in the troubled  township.

The O Kae Molao operation abruptly ended where the Gauteng police top brass including the MEC for Community Safety Faith Mazibuko had to rush to Thembelihle.


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