Three arrested for Fochville shooting

Gauteng police arrested three men in connection with the Fochville shebeen shooting.

The shack in Fochville that was operating as a shebeen where a shooting occurred on 26 August, 2012, leaving four people died, and five others were injured when a group of men attacked the occupants. Picture: Govan Whittles/Eyewitness News.

JOHANNESBURG - Three men were arrested in connection with the murder of four people at a Fochville shebeen, Gauteng police confirmed on Tuesday.

On Sunday, community members met with police to identify the alleged shooters.

The patrons were killed over the weekend, when a gang of about 40 men wearing blankets allegedly stormed the Mpahla village shebeen and opened fire.

Police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said officials suspect the men were also involved in the torching of five shacks in a neighbouring settlement.

"They will be charged with murder and arson, and will appear in the Fochville Magistrate's Court on Wednesday."

Five others were injured in the attack.

Locals had gathered at the tavern to watch soccer.