Thando Shuba, the man accused of the mass murder in Enkanini, Khayelitsha, has been granted bail. Shuba appeared at the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 26 April. The case was postponed to 6 July for further investigation.
R800 bail for accused who was arrested just after the mass murder
He was granted bail of just R800. The 35-year-old was arrested shortly after the shooting. Two women and four men lost their lives in Khayelitsha after they were shot at by three unknown assailants. The traumatic incident occurred on 20 March.
A similar incident occurred less than a week prior
Six days before the horrific incident, four men and a woman were gunned down. This incident occurred in Endlovini informal settlement, also in Khayelitsha. The man accused of this mass killing is Madoda Zwayi.
Zwayi also appeared before the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 26 April. He is expected to appear in court again, on Tuesday, 3 May, for a formal bail application, reports EWN
Khayelitsha mass shooting: Alleged gunman back in court for bail
The man accused of the mass shooting in Khayelitsha is set to apply for bail. 36-year-old Thando Shfacing six counts of murder in relation to the mass shooting. He is expected to appear before the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 19 April 2022.
Thando Shuba’s defence has insisted that he is innocent. His defence has also brought up that Shuba has an alibi for the afternoon of the mass shooting. Shuba’s attorney Phindile Vepile shared, previously, that they submitted CCTV footage as proof.
Khayelitsha shooting: Mass killing takes lives of two women and four men
Six people were reportedly shot and killed on the afternoon of Sunday, 20 March. Crime scene experts are now investigating the scene at the Enkanini Informal settlement to find clues as to what caused the incident in Khayelitsha.
Reports from witnesses at the scene indicated that three unknown assailants fired shots randomly. The victims were killed in Lindela Road in the Enkanini informal settlement at around 16:10.
The South African Police Service arrived at the scene after being alerted of the shooting. Upon arrival, SAPS officers found the bodies of five victims strewn across two scenes. The areas, according to SAPS, were around 200 metres apart. Read the full story here.
Khayelitsha mass shooting: Accused granted bail of R800 Thank You