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Cape Town double murder: ‘Mistaken identity’ as victims shot dead while waiting outside barbershop – report

  • Bradley and Rachelle Frans, as effectively as a buddy, have been shot while in a automobile in Elsies River, Cape Town, on Saturday.
  • The two males died, while Rachelle is being handled in hospital.
  • Locals instructed the Daily Voice they believed the incident was a case of mistaken identification.

Two males who have been shot dead, while a lady was injured, in a double homicide in Cape Town on Saturday had been waiting for one of many slain males’s brother who was at a close-by barbershop, the Daily Voice reported on Monday.

Husband and spouse, recognized by the publication as Bradley and Rachelle Frans, have been shot on the nook of twenty eighth Avenue and Halt Road on Saturday afternoon.



Bradley, as effectively as a buddy who had been within the automobile with the couple, died on the scene.

Rachelle survived and is being handled in hospital.

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According to the publication, an eyewitness stated that Bradley’s brother had gone to the barbershop with a buddy. The Franses had been waiting for him within the automobile and Bradley instructed the buddy who was sitting outside to sit down within the automobile.

Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk on Monday confirmed to News24 that instances of homicide and tried homicide have been opened for investigation after the taking pictures round 12:30 that afternoon.

“The victims were sitting inside a white VW golf when unidentified suspects shot at them. The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage and no arrests [have been made] yet.”

Locals instructed the Daily Voice they believed the incident was a case of mistaken identification as the victims weren’t gangsters or criminals.

Police Minister Bheki Cele on Friday following the discharge of the quarterly crime statistics expressed concern concerning the homicide rate within the Western Cape, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Free State which recorded a ten% improve.

“As the Police Ministry and police management, we have taken a decision to have operational oversight in the four provinces and monitor them closely. We expect a turn-around plan to be adopted and executed urgently and effectively,” he stated.

“Failure to do so must result in consequences.”


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