Police in Johannesburg’s Soweto area reports that a mass shooting at a bar resulted in 15 fatalities and several serious injuries.
Shortly after midnight on Sunday, according to reports, a gang of males entered the tavern in a minibus taxi and started shooting at some of the customers.
According to the Gauteng province police commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, the quantity of ammunition discovered at the scene suggests that several people fired shots inside the pub.
The lack of light made it more difficult to locate witnesses who could identify the suspects, he claimed.
According to Colonel Dimakatso Sello, a spokesman for the national police, rifles and a nine-millimetre pistol were used in the assault.
On Saturday night in the coastal city of Pietermaritzburg, four people were shot and killed in a pub in Sweetwaters settlement by unidentified assailants.
According to the police, two males went inside the tavern and randomly started shooting at the customers, killing two of them there and two more who were later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police said the deceased was between the ages of 30 and 45 and are looking into possible murder and attempted murder charges.
Twenty-one youths were discovered dead in a bar in the South African city of East London two weeks prior to the shootings at the tavern.