Two suspects aged 26 were arrested by Bishopstowe police officers on two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder. The suspects appeared in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on 3 June 2019 and were remanded in custody.
A family was attacked on 26 May 2019 at 21:00, by a group of gunmen who fatally shot a 29-year-old mother and her two-year-old child at their home in Maqonqo. Three family members aged between 29 and 83 sustained gunshot wounds and were taken to hospital for medical attention. A case of murder and attempted murder was opened at the Bishopstowe police station for investigation.
Police investigations are continuing and more arrests can be expected.