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Kliptown shooting, one dead

SOWETO: The South African Police Service spokesperson Brigadier Brenda Muridili has confirmed the death of one person during a shooting in Kliptown, Johannesburg.

Brigadier Brenda Muridili said, “According to the Police’s preliminary reports, it is alleged that on 18 April 2022 at about 16:30, a group of people allegedly residents of Pimville with Operation Dudula members marched to Chicken Farm informal settlement in Kliptown. Pimville residents are complaining about theft of electricity cables. There was an altercation, shots were fired, one person has been certified dead on the scene and five more people were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds for medical treatment. All of the victims are reported to be South Africans.”

She continued, “A case of murder and five counts of attempted murder has been registered for investigation. No one has been arrested yet.”

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