Dec 7, 2022

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Soweto tavern shooting: Death toll rises to 16

The death toll in the mass shooting at Mdlalose’s Tavern in Nomzamo, Soweto has risen to 16.

This was announced by Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Faith given to Mazibuko.

She visited the area on Tuesday for a prayer meeting with the families of the victims.

Mazibuko was accompanied by officials from the Department of Social Development, religious organizations, council members and block committee leaders.

“Today we are back to Nomzamo. Unfortunately, a 16th person succumbed to their injuries. He’s a young man,” she said.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of a prayer session with the families of the victims, Mazibuko said the provincial government is working to watch the families to help.

“The bodies of most of the deceased may be taken to KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape,” she said.

< span>“We will work with long-distance taxi associations because they need transportation. Avbob came on board to help with burials.

“Police are working flat out to bring the perpetrators to justice. The team has gathered a lot of information that will help them make arrests.”

In the tavern, in the early hours of Sunday morning, when gunmen opened, a total of 23 people shot fire at patrons.

A dozen people were pronounced dead at the scene, while others died in hospital.

Asked if all families of After victims identified their loved ones, Gauteng Police spokesman Col Dimakatso Sello said, “Not yet.”

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