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8 months pregnant mom killed in a hail of bullets in Manenberg

A heavily pregnant mother of two was killed in a hail of bullets in Manenberg while walking to a shop with a friend to buy prepaid electricity.

Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said members of the police’s Anti-Gang Unit found the 26-year-old woman dead in Tambo Village on Thursday at about 21:30.

“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 left upper leg during the incident,” Van Wyk said.

Police received a tip linking suspects to the murder. This led to the arrest of four men aged between 18 and 28.

“Further information gathered identified the perpetrators as members of a local gang,” he said.

More: News24

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