Mitchells Plain killings 'a hit'

A Mitchells Plain woman believes the killings of Pakistani nationals were fuelled by a business rivalry.

A pool of dry blood marks the scene where one of five men was gunned down at a house in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain on 19 March 2013. Picture: Regan Thaw/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A relative of a Pakistani man who was shot dead in an alleged hit in Mitchells Plain says she believes her husband was also marked for death.

Four Pakistani nationals were gunned down in a house in Rockland in March in what many locals insist was a hit.

Ruckshana Hussein says her husband narrowly escaped death.

He was out of the country when gunmen gained entry to the Rocklands home and shot dead his fellow Pakistanis.

His brother and nephew were among those gunned down.

Hussein believes beyond a shadow of a doubt, it was a hit related to a business rivalry.

She adds it was not a business robbery despite a safe having been stolen.

"There was R39 in the safe. We don't keep money in the house."

Three people have been arrested, but Hussein says there could still be other accomplices on the loose.

Meanwhile, Safety MEC Dan Plato condemned the killings saying they paint a bad image of the country abroad.