May 28, 2024

Alexandra death toll rise to eight with seven arrests

Alexandra Shooting

Ten cell phones and one gun linked to the Alexandra shooting spree have also been recovered. The death toll rises at eight leaving two in hospital. Seven suspects have also been arrested in relation to the crime of the Thursday night.

Numerus lives were lost on Thursday night in Alex, during loadshedding. Following the promise from Gauteng Premier David Makhura, to have suspects arrested by Friday, taxi drivers marched to the station to demand arrest after one of the victims was a taxi driver. At this stage seven arrest were made before the end of Friday. With allegations of the attacked said to be a robbing and killing spree, Minister Bheki Cele says they will investigate to see if the ten cell phones belonged to the victims of the attacks.

ten cellphones were recovered from suspect, along with it were a firearm and empty magazines. Cele has acknowledged the community for coming forward with information leading them to the responsible killers. “I am not comfortable with the response by the police. They didn’t respond in time to arrest the killers on the spot and prevent further killings. Police have worked well. They have a murder weapon, empty magazines and spent pistol cartridges, and arrested seven people. The community has been super in working with the police,” he said.