Umlazi mass shooting witnesses urged to come forward

Umlazi mass shooting witnesses urged to come forward

KwaZulu-Natal’s Community Safety authorities insist they are working on strengthening strategies in crime prevention interventions. 

Crime Scene
Steve Bhengu

On Sunday night, five people were shot dead in Umlazi.


Police say the bodies were found in two homes at the Uganda informal settlement. 


A sixth man was found wounded in a third house. 


He is recovering in hospital.

READ: Hunt suspects behind Umlazi mass shooting


MEC Sipho Hlomuka has urged any members of the community who can help police with their investigation to come forward.


"We urge members of the community to work with law enforcement and provide intelligence information to assist with the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators of crime.


"Furthermore, our department, law enforcement agencies, and community crime-fighting structures are rolling out programs targeting the proliferation of illegal firearms and ammunition. 

"We are also working on strategies to strengthen collaborative crime prevention interventions in all districts. Indeed, we are working towards the realisation of a safer and secure province."

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