Cape Town – At least ten people were reportedly shot dead in two villages in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday night.
Reports alleged that three were killed at Thantseka village near Bumbane while seven others were killed in Qunu, all in one night.
According to a traditional leader, Nkosi Mfundo Mtirara, the shooting started at about 20:oo in Thantseka village, reported HeraldLIVE.
“It is believed the attack first started at Thantseka at about 8pm on Wednesday and later it was here at Qunu. The shooting incident at Qunu happened at about 11.40pm. All the seven bodies were in one house and this suggested that they are of one family,” the report quoted Mtirara as saying.
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Ward councillor Unathi Daniso confirmed the shooting and deaths, reported SABC News.
The report said that although details of the incident remained sketchy, these kinds of attacks in the area were usually stock theft related.
Among the deceased were two ladies together with their grandson, the report said.
The report said Daniso was expected to engage with the police and the communities involved.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe