Pregnant mom shot dead in Manenberg

By Doug Mattushek - 10 August 2019Views : 821

A pregnant mother of two was killed in a hail of bullets in Manenberg while walking to the shop with a friend.

The 26-year-old woman was found in Tambo Village on Thursday around 21:30.

Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said she was found by members of the police's Anti-Gang Unit. She had sustained several gunshot wounds to her body.

Van Wyk said, "At the time of her death she was eight months pregnant and was a mother of two minors. The victim was on her way to purchase electricity with her 29-year-old friend, who was also wounded in his upper left leg during the incident".

"Members received information of a possible firearm at a premises in Lillian Ngoyi Street, Tambo Village. As the information was followed up, members found one male and two females between the ages of 22 and 29 in possession of a prohibited firearm. The firearm was confiscated and booked in as exhibit."

Van Wyk, confirmed that the gun will be sent for ballistic tests to determine if it was used in the comission of crime.

A tip was received by the police linking suspects to the murder. This led to the arrest of four men aged 18 and 28. Further information gathered by the police led to perpetrators being identified as members of a local gang.

Manenberg is one the ten areas where members of the South African National Defence Force have been deployed for three months to assist the police in stemming the blood flow. Areas include Bishop Lavis, Mitchells Plain, Delft, Elsies River, Nyanga, Khayelistsha, Mfuleni, Philippi and Kraaifontein.

According to statistics, these ten most gang ridden precincts in Cape Town contributed to 42% of attempted murders in the province.