The Western Cape experienced a number of violent crimes and killings over the weekend. These include the deaths of two teenage boys, as well as two men, in separate incidences.

According to South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel André Traut, police officers are on the hunt for those responsible for the death of a Wallacedene man on Saturday, November 7.

“At about 5pm, a 29-year-old man was fatally wounded in Takudi Street, Wallacedene, by an unknown suspect who is yet to be arrested. The motive for the killing is yet to be established,” Traut said.

In a separate incident on Saturday evening, a 17-year-old boy was killed in Clarke Estate.

“At approximately 20.20pm, a 17-year-old man was shot and killed in Greenwood Avenue in Clarke Estate by an unknown suspect who is yet to be arrested,” Traut said.

A third person, an 18-year-old boy from Kalkfontein, was killed in a separate incident on Saturday evening, allegedly by his girlfriend. He was reportedly stabbed multiple times.

“On Saturday, November 5, at about 6.50pm an 18-year-old man was stabbed to death in an apparent domestic-related incident in Elizabeth Street in Kalkfontein,” the SAPS spokesperson said. “The victim’s girlfriend was arrested and she is due to make a court appearance once she is charged.”

A fourth individual was killed in Manenberg on Saturday evening after he was gunned down. “His killers are still at large,” Traut said.

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