Khayelitsha tavern shooting

The Khayelitsha tavern shooting was a mass shooting which occurred on the morning of 8 March 2020. It took place at a tavern in Site B, Khayelitsha and resulted in the deaths of seven people.[1][2] An additional seven people were injured[3] in the shooting including a six-year-old girl.[1] Six people were shot dead at the tavern at the time of the event. The body of the seventh victim, the owner of the house the tavern was based in, was found a short while later at another location.[4] A 32 year old suspect allegedly involved in the shooting was arrested the following day.[5] A representative for the Western Cape provincial government stated there were fifteen previous mass shootings in the area that had similarities with this event.[2]

Khayelitsha tavern shooting
LocationSihawu Crescent, Site B, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Date8 March 2020
TargetEmployees and patrons
Attack type
Mass shooting


  1. ^ a b Shoba, Sandisiwe. "TAVERN MURDERS: First arrest after seven shot dead in Khayelitsha". Daily Maverick. Retrieved March 10, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Police closing in on more suspects after Khayelitsha tavern shooting". Retrieved March 10, 2020.
  3. ^ "'These people are monsters': Parly's police committee on Khayelitsha massacre". News24. March 8, 2020. Retrieved March 10, 2020.
  4. ^ "Body of seventh Khayelitsha shooting victim found". Retrieved March 10, 2020.
  5. ^ "Suspected, 32, arrested over Khayelitsha bloodbath". Retrieved March 10, 2020.