Death toll in the early morning shooting in South Africa has increased to 30, according to Aljazeera news media.
It was gathered that gunmen in a white mini bus entered a bar in the town of Soweto, near Johannesburg in South Africa, between hours of 12 and 1 O’clock early Sunday morning, and started shooting randomly at fun seekers or customers at the bar.
The gunmen in a seperate attack, also killed and injured numbers of people at a bar in Sweetwaters township in the coastal city of Pietermaritzburg on Saturday night.
Police said the carnage took place shortly after midnight, according to police said the group of men entered the Orlando East tavern before “shooting randomly at the patrons”.
Accordingly, police said the group of men entered the Orlando East tavern before “shooting randomly at the patrons”.
The gunmen fled the scene and are now on the run, said police, adding that it wasn’t clear how many were involved in the attack.
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The witness said people screamed and hid under tables amid gunfire.
The witness, who did not want to be named, told News 24: “I was seated at the corner with other people drinking. We had fun until around 10p.m, when our fun was abruptly stopped. I saw a man carrying an AK-47 (assault rifle) opening the glass sliding door”
The gunmen carried out the shooting around 12:30a.m, this morning, according to Gauteng Police Commissioner, Elias Mawela.
Mawela in a press statement released, said the gunmen had been armed with rifles and 9mm pistols when they entered the bar.
South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa condemned the two bar shootings.
‘As a nation, we cannot allow violent criminals to terrorize us in this way, regardless of where such incidents may occur.
“As government, citizens and structures of civil society, we must all work together even more closely to improve social and economic conditions in communities, reduce violent crime and stamp out the illicit circulation of firearms”, President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a statement.