A tragic incident unfolded in Popo Molefe informal settlement over the weekend, where nine individuals were hosting guests at their home.
The peaceful gathering turned into a scene of horror as a group of attackers stormed in, opening fire on the nine people.
The victims comprised five men and four women, with the attack leaving eight individuals dead on the spot.
Tragically, the ninth victim succumbed to injuries upon arrival at the hospital. Additionally, eight others suffered injuries in the onslaught.
Police spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone reported that the motive behind this brutal shooting remains unclear.
“According to available information, a group predominantly speaking Xhosa was socializing and enjoying drinks in a yard when individuals speaking Sesotho suddenly launched the attack,” said Police Spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone.
“As investigations continue, Police are yet to ascertain the reasons behind this devastating act of violence,” said Mokgwabone.
No arrests have been made thus far, leaving the community seeking answers and justice for the senseless loss of lives.