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Jabulani Hostel Mass Shooting: Seven Arrested



Six people has been apprehended by the Gauteng Police in connection to the mass shooting at the Jabulani Hostel in Soweto last week. The shooting which happened on 8 June 2020 led to the death of six people.

Confirming the arrest police spokesperson Colonel Noxolo Kweza said a multi-disciplinary team of detectives arrested two people in KwaZulu-Natal and recovered two firearms, including an AK-47.

“The suspects led police to a further five suspects in Gauteng. The suspects in Gauteng were found with a further five firearms.”

Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela in a statement released few days ago said five people were shot dead at the scene and another victim died in the hospital.

Initial investigations have found the victims were in a shack on the hostel property when three men armed with “handguns and rifles” opened fire on the group from different positions.

The shooting took place precisely at 23:00.

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