Western Cape Community Safety Minister, Albert Fritz, has condemned in the strongest terms the violent attacks in Khayelitsha that have resulted in the deaths of 12 people and resulted in six being seriously wounded. Police have confirmed that four of the deceased are Somalians, while the rest are South African nationals The attacks took place at different locations yesterday. Initial indications are that they are connected. Acting Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Major-General Thembisile Patekile, has activated an intensified 72-hour plan. Here’s Fritz’s Spokesperson Wade Seale:
“Minister Fritz said I condemn these killings in the strongest possible terms. Indications are strong that these killings are being perpetrated by organised groupings and that extortion is the motive.
Investigations and work by the extortion steering committee which aims specifically at getting extortionists arrested and convicted are ongoing and I support the strong response by Saps in the activation of the 72-hour plan and hope that they will make a breakthrough soon.”