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Philippi shooting: I don’t want to even see those monsters

Police arrested four suspects in the early hours of Monday morning in possession of a firearm and rounds of ammunition.

Residents in the Marikana informal settlement warned they would take the law into their own hands after 11 people were killed in two separate shootings in the area on Friday 29 September 2017. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Family members of Philippi mass shooting victims are demanding police arrest those responsible for their deaths.

Eleven people were killed in separate shootings in the Marikana Informal Settlement over the weekend.

Police arrested four suspects in the early hours of Monday morning in possession of a firearm and rounds of ammunition.

Nikelwa Xalabile says her 20-year-old brother's death is a reminder of how brazen criminals in the community are.

She says he suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his head, while her 28-year-old brother, who was also shot, is still in a critical condition in the Groote Schuur hospital

“The tsotsis they don’t come at 10 o’clock late, 12 o’clock. Everything that they do here, they do it early. At five o’clock, six o’clock everything; every crime that happens here it doesn’t happen during the night.”

Abongile Jokazi planned to pay lobola this week, now he's coming to terms with his younger brother's death.

“I don’t want to even see those monsters, really, really. I can’t hold myself when I see them.”

SAPS officials say weapons confiscated from the suspects will be sent for ballistic testing to determine if it was used in Friday's mass shooting.