Teen boys killed ‘attempting to rob’ Somalian shopowner

Teenage boys killed in Khayelitsha.

Teenage boys killed in Khayelitsha.

Published Oct 5, 2023


Two Makhaza teens were shot and killed and another injured while allegedly attempting to rob a Somalian shopowner.

Harare police are investigating the circumstances of the shooting that happened on the corner of Japhta K Masemola and Steve Tshwete streets, Khayelitsha, where they found the victims with gunshot wounds to their bodies.

According to people on the scene, the two are from Makhaza. They are teenage boys and one of them was in Grade 12.

Ward Councillor Lucky Mbiza said cases involving robbery at Somalian shops were not common in that area. They used to happen a long time ago, but recently and for a while now, no one had come forward reporting such incidents.

Police spokesperson Wesley Twigg said murder and attempted murder cases were registered for investigation.

“The circumstances surrounding the shooting incident are under investigation. Two victims were declared dead on the scene while the third was taken to a medical facility for treatment. The motive for the attack is robbery.”

Anyone with any information about this shooting incident can contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.