Police on the hunt for Manenberg shooters

When police attended the scene in Dora Thamani Street, they found the 63-year-old woman fatally wounded with a gunshot wound to the head and her 30-year-old son who had sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and was in a critical condition.

According to Manenberg SAPS spokesman, Captain Ian Bennett, it is alleged that the front door had been opened for the two men who, upon entering and without any warning, opened fire on the unsuspecting victims who were sitting in the lounge. The mother succumbed to her injuries at the scene while her son was rushed to Heideveld Emergency Centre for medical treatment. The suspects fled the scene on foot.

Cases of murder and attempted murder have been opened for investigation. No arrests have been made.

Manenberg police arrested two men, aged 19 and 29, on Wednesday October 17, hours after a 34-year-old woman was killed and two men, aged 31 and 20 were seriously injured in a drive-by shooting.

According to Captain Bennett, it is alleged that a white Toyota Quantum with tinted windows had driven down Venster Street in Manenberg and its occupants had opened fire randomly, hitting the victims as they stood on the pavement. The victims were transported to the Heideveld Emergency Centre.

The 34-year-old woman died after sustaining gunshot wound to her head, the 31-year-old man was shot in his buttocks and the 20-year-old was shot twice in his back.

The suspects fled in the white Quantum. Later that day detectives with the serious violent crimes unit, now attached to the provincial special gang unit, traced and tracked the vehicle to Dorothy Court in Manenberg.

They found the white Toyota quantum, matching the description and registration, parked at the address with the two accused. They will be charged with murder. No firearms were recovered. Anyone with information can contact 021 699 9471.

Lansdowne detectives are looking for five men who robbed the Lansdowne Fruit Market Superette in Lansdowne Road, Lansdowne on Wednesday October 17 at 9.20pm.

According to Lansdowne SAPS spokesman Sergeant Nkululeko Mnyaka, a customer came into the shop and a few minutes after him three men armed with guns entered, followed by another two men.

He said that the men demanded that the shop keeper and the customer lie on the floor, kicked them and asked where the airtime machine PIN number was.

They also asked about the security camera and ripped off the recorder for the CCTV. The suspects took cigarettes from the counter and R5 000 in cash and then locked the shop keeper and the customer inside a room which the customer later managed to open.

The suspects fled in a silver Toyota Avanza with an unknown registration number and no arrests were made.

A case of business robbery was opened for investigation. No shots were fired and no one was injured. Anyone with information to contact Lansdowne detectives on 021 700 9000 or 082 576 2804. Anonymity for information given is guaranteed.