N West Premier condemns fatal shooting of nine people in Rustenburg 

N West Premier condemns fatal shooting of nine people in Rustenburg 

South Africa – Monday, December 18, 2023

North West Premier Kaobitsa Bushy Maape has condemned the fatal shooting of nine people on Saturday at Popo Molefe informal settlement, near Rustenburg, in the North West .

According to police, a group of individuals were sitting at the house of one of the injured people when a group of assailants opened fire on them .

Eight people died instantly, while the ninth victim was certified dead upon arrival at the hospital .

Meanwhile, the attack left eight people injured .

“We are extremely shocked and outraged at the mass killing of nine people at Popo Molefe informal settlement .

We condemn the shooting of these people and send our condolences to the families, relatives and friends of victims of this hideous crime .

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish those injured a speedy recovery,” said Maape .

Maape has since applauded the police for moving with speed in assembling a team of experienced and skilled officers to investigate the matter .

“I have all the confidence that the SAPS, under the stewardship of General Sello Kwena, will do everything in their power to follow all leads in investigating this matter .

The perpetrators of these repugnant acts must be brought to book,” the Premier said .

Kwena has assured that justice will be served .

“The Provincial Commissioner strongly condemned this horrific and pointless incident and indicated that the police will work around the clock to ensure that justice is served .

He also urged the community to remain calm and allow the police to do the investigations,” said provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone .

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