A mass shooting in KwaNobuhle, Eastern Cape, has left 6 people dead and 4 others wounded. The shooting took place on Wednesday evening, July 12, at a local tavern.
The victims were all young people, and they were reportedly shot at close range. The motive for the shooting is still unclear, but police are investigating.
Mass shooting in KwaNobuhle
The shooting has caused widespread shock and anger in KwaNobuhle. The community has held a candlelight vigil to remember the victims, and there have been calls for action to address gun violence in South Africa.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the shooting, calling it “a senseless act of violence.” He has also urged South Africans to work together to prevent such tragedies from happening again.
The shooting is a reminder of the devastating impact of gun violence in South Africa. In 2022, there were over 20,000 murders in South Africa, and guns were used in a significant number of those cases.
The government has taken some steps to address gun violence, but more needs to be done. The police need to be better equipped to prevent and investigate gun crimes, and the government needs to implement stricter gun control laws.
The shooting in KwaNobuhle is a tragedy, but it is also an opportunity to raise awareness about gun violence and to call for action to prevent such tragedies from happening again.
Here are some resources for those affected by gun violence:
- The South African Police Service: 08600 10111
- The South African Depression and Anxiety Group: 0800 12 13 14
- The Gun Free South Africa: 0800 224 423
If you or someone you know is struggling with gun violence, please reach out for help.