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Cape Town - Two people were killed, six injured and two arrested in the Cape Flats in three separate shootings at the weekend, according to SAPS spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andre Traut.
Nizaam Pietersen, 30, was shot dead while offloading fruit and vegetables at a stall in Bonteheuwel, on Friday morning.
According to witnesses, Pietersen was unloading fresh produce as usual outside Haroon’s Fish shop in Jakkalsvlei Avenue, when an unidentified gunman shot him three times in the head.
Pietersen, of Bonteheuwel, died at the scene, Traut said. No arrests have been made.
On Friday evening just after 7pm, bullets rained down on three minibus taxis in Delft Main Road, wounding four people.
A 12-year-old boy was one of the victims.
The shooters were in a BMW and a VW Golf when they opened fire on the three taxis.
The motive for the shooting is unclear and an investigation is under way.
A 29-year-old suspect was arrested shortly afterwards, while the other suspects fled the scene in their cars.
One of the escape vehicles was later found abandoned in Philippi East, with a rifle, two 9mm magazines and a .38 revolver inside it, police said.
In Manenberg on Saturday, a family feud is suspected to have caused the death of a 39-year-old man as well as injuries to another man and a five-year-old girl, who were taken to hospital for treatment.
The man was shot and killed just before 8pm in Manenberg’s Thames Avenue, where the two others were also injured.
The circumstances surrounding the feud and murder were being investigated, and a 30-year-old suspect had been arrested, police said.
Cadet News Agency