South Africa bar shootings: four killed in KwaZulu-Natal on same night as 15 die in Soweto

Nineteen people have been killed in two bar shootings at the weekend, one in Soweto, near Johannesburg, and the other in the eastern city of Pietermaritzburg. Photograph: Shiraaz Moahmed/AP

Four people have been killed and eight wounded in a bar in eastern South Africa after two men fired indiscriminately at customers, police said, on the same night as a bar shooting in Soweto left 15 dead.

Police were trying to verify if the attacks were linked, they said, noting their similarity.

In the city of Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal province on Saturday night, two entered the bar and “fired random shots at the patrons” before fleeing, local police spokesman Nqobile Gwala said.

Publish : 2022-07-11 09:14:00

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