MEC Allen visits scene of recent mass shooting incident in Tulbagh; highlights R100 000 SAPS reward for info
Today, Western Cape MEC of Police Oversight and Community Safety Reagen Allen visited the scene of the mass shooting incident, which occurred this past weekend in the Marikana Informal Settlement in Tulbagh. Four people, aged between 20 – 35 years were brutally killed, while a 5th person is being treated in hospital for their wounds.
It is believed that two shooters were involved in this incident, and the motive is yet to be established. One adult male was arrested on Tuesday, 28 June and made his first court appearance on Thursday, 30 June. His matter was postponed to Monday, 4 July for legal representation. The 2nd suspect is still at large, and SAPS has made a reward of R 100 000 available for anyone that will come forward with information that will lead to the arrest of the second suspect.
MEC Allen said: “This is a horrendous crime. I want to assure the local community of Tulbagh that it appears to be an isolated incident. I will be keeping a close eye on this case.”
“I’m pleased that one suspect has been arrested and would like to commend SAPS for their swift work that led to his arrest. My plea to the community is to come forward with information so that the second suspect can also be removed off our streets and dealt with by our courts. Individuals who have this type of intent in their hearts do not belong in our communities,” continued MEC Allen.
“I am concerned that the area does not have a functioning Neighbourhood Watch, but also pleased that the CPF is operational. I will be returning to the area in due course to engage the CPF and to ensure that a Neighbourhood Watch is established, as we need all hands on deck to combat crime,” concluded MEC Allen.
Source: Government of South Africa