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Cape Town - Two men were shot in a games hall on Monday night in one of South Africa’s murder capitals.
Delft is one of 31 police precincts that fall within the country’s “highest 20 percent (of) stations contributing” to the country’s murder rate, with 87 murders from April 2011 to March last year.
Police spokesman Andre Traut said on Tuesday the two men, aged 36 and 42, were shot and wounded last night at about 7pm in Waaiertjie Street, Rosendal, Delft.
“The motive is unknown. We’re looking at all possible motives, including gangsterism,” Traut said.
The murder rate in Delft peaked in 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 with 114 and 122 murders respectively.
Deaths soared again earlier this year in May.
Two men aged 23 and 28 were shot and killed on May 21, following the death of two men days earlier.
At the time, some residents in Delft South said an internal dispute between two 28s gang leaders appeared to be behind the violence.
Two weeks earlier, a young couple, Jarryd Manuel, 18, and his girlfriend, Megan Hendricks, 19, were shot outside Manuel’s mother’s home in Delft.
The condition of the two shot last night could not be established on Tuesday morning.