Police investigate another Western Cape triple murder

The police in the Western Cape are investigating another triple murder after three men were shot and killed in Mbekweni near Paarl in the early hours of Sunday, 14 August. The province has been rocked by a number of mass shootings in 2022.


South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said Organised Crime detectives have been tasked with the investigation.

Mbekweni police members were summoned to Sakhelwe Street at approximately 5:10 on Sunday. The dead bodies of the men were riddled with gunshot wounds.

“One body was lying inside the vehicle, another behind the same vehicle and the third one inside a shack on the premises,” said the police spokesperson.

The men are aged 30, 33 and 40. Their identities will be released to the public once their families have been notified of the tragic incident.

Members of the public with information that could assist the investigation are encouraged to contact the Crime Stop hotline at 08600-10111 or use the My SAPS app.

In May, after two mass shootings in Khayelitsha and Manenberg, the Western Cape government launched a safety dashboard it said would help ensure a data-led and evidence-based allocation of law enforcement resources.

As previously reported, Premier Alan Winde said the launch of the first-of-a-kind safety dashboard is necessitated by a concerning increase in violent and gun-related crime in the Western Cape.

READ MORE: Western Cape Safety Dashboard: Data shows the province’s children are born into violence


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