Gugulethu massacre

The Gugulethu massacre was a mass shooting which occurred on the afternoon of 2 November 2020.[1][2] It took place in a house in NY78, Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa and resulted in the death of eight people between the ages of 30 and 50 years old.[3][4] One additional victim was injured in the shooting.[5] Seven of the nine victims died on scene (3 women and 4 men)[4] whilst an eighth victim died later in hospital.[5]

Gugulethu massacre
LocationNY78, Gugulethu, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
CoordinatesCoordinates: 33°59′28″S 18°34′23″E / 33.991°S 18.573°E / -33.991; 18.573
Date2 November 2020
Attack type
Mass shooting
Deaths8
Injured1

Local residents reported to the media that the shooting was related to a gang conflict between the Guptas and the Boko Haram street gangs.[6] Other reports by local residents indicated that the killing was conducted by the Boko Haram gang targeting a local woman, killed on scene, who refused to pay extortion money to the gang.[1] Whilst the Gugulethu Development Forum stated that the killings were "drug-related."[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "'Boko Haram' vs 'Guptas': winner-takes-all battle behind Gugulethu shooting". TimesLIVE. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  2. ^ Fisher, Shamiela. "Gugulethu mass shooting death toll rises to 8, police still hunting shooters". ewn.co.za. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  3. ^ Cruywagen, Vincent (November 3, 2020). "Cape Town's Season of Fear : Gugulethu massacre: Gang sends out grim video message warning of more carnage". Daily Maverick. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Gugulethu killings were drug-related, says forum". www.iol.co.za. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Gugulethu massacre where seven were killed 'barbaric', says Tina Joemat-Pettersson". www.iol.co.za. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  6. ^ "'Boko Haram' vs 'Guptas': winner-takes-all battle behind Gugulethu shooting". TimesLIVE. Retrieved November 4, 2020.