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Cele condemns Khayelitsha tavern massacre

Seven people were killed and seven others, including a six-year-old girl, were wounded when gunmen stormed the drinking spot in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police Minister Bheki Cele visits the Khayelitsha tavern where seven people were killed by gunmen. Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - Police Minister Bheki Cele has condemned a massacre at a Khayelitsha tavern.

Seven people were killed and seven others, including a six-year-old girl, were wounded when gunmen stormed the drinking spot in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with the attack.

Cele, on Tuesday, visited the crime scene in Site B in Khayelitsha.

He labelled Sunday morning's massacre a heinous attack.

Cele has urged detectives to work around the clock to ensure that all suspects were apprehended as preliminary evidence suggested that there were several gunmen.

The 32-year-old man already arrested was scheduled to appear in court today.

Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz said in response to a written question in provincial legislature last month that the SAPS reported there had been 15 tavern shootings in the province over the past 24 months.

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