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Four die in spate of shootings in Port Elizabeth

Oct 18, 2019
Four die in spate of shootings in Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth - Four males were shot and killed in three separate incidents in the Motherwell Cluster area of Port Elizabeth since Thursday.

"In the first incident, at about 11:30, a white Aveo was seen stopping in Gqwaru Street, NU5, Motherwell," said police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge.

"Three men got out of the vehicle after which one of the men were shot at close range by the other two.

"The wounded male attempted to flee from the other two by jumping over fences, but was again shot by his attackers. He died on the scene and remains unidentified by the time of this release."

The two unknown attackers then fled the scene in the vehicle.

Captain Beetge said that in a second unrelated incident, 35-year-old Mzoli Ntlanti was shot and killed in Daku Road, Kwazakele, Port Elizabeth, at about 19:40.

"It is unknown who shot and killed him and the motive remains unclear. He was transported to Dora Nginza Hospital by ambulance but passed away before reaching the hospital."

In the third unrelated incident, a double murder took place in Nhose Street, Zwide, Port Elizabeth, at about 20:30.

"The 41-year-old Anele Dayimani and 50-year-old Vusi Mini were shot and killed by unknown attackers while they were sitting in a parked white Opel Corsa close to the house of Anele's brother."

After hearing the shots being fired, Anele's brother found them in the vehicle and notified police.

"In all three incidents the motive remains unclear but police are suspecting that the murders were targeted killings," Captain Beetge.

"Any person with information that can assist police with these investigations, can contact the Eastern Cape Provincial Organised Crime Investigation team, Lt Colonel Willie Mayi at 082 697 5914 or 08600 10111."

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