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Man accused of killing 3 in 'gang-related' Bishop Lavis shooting in court

Bishop Lavis CPF chairperson Graham Lindhorst says the incident highlights the scourge of violent crimes in Cape Town communities.

Three people were killed following a shooting in Bishop Lavis. Picture: Google Earth.

CAPE TOWN - A man accused of killing three people over the weekend has appeared in the Bishop Lavis magistrates court.

The trio was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Nooitgedacht on Saturday.

One of the deceased is the son of well-known gospel singer pastor Wilmot Fredericks.

It's alleged the attack that claimed the lives of 31-year-old Fredericks and two others on Saturday was gang related. Fredericks was reportedly due to share a stage with his father during Sunday’s father’s day celebrations.

Bishop Lavis CPF chairperson Graham Lindhorst says the incident highlights the scourge of violent crimes in Cape Town communities.

“We are really, really devastated. We feel that it’s time that we deal with these criminals who think they can run around with guns and just do what they want to do. We are of the view that the police must step up their game and really do what they need to do best for our community.”

He adds that Fredericks had no connections with gangs in the area and was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)

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