In this file photo of July 10, 2022, family members and well wishers mourn the death of Nkosinathi Zuma, who is one of the victims of a shootout at a bar, at their home near Pietermaritzburg. South African police said on April 21, 2023 that according to initial reports, 10 family members had been killed in a mass shooting in Pietermaritzburg in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. (PHOTO / AFP)
JOHANNESBURG – South African police said on Friday that according to initial reports 10 family members had been killed in a mass shooting in Pietermaritzburg in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.
"According to initial police reports, unknown gunmen stormed a Pietermaritzburg homestead and ambushed the family. Seven women and three men were fatally wounded during the shooting," South Africa's police ministry said in statement.
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Police Minister Bheki Cele and the top management of the South African Police Service will visit the crime scene later in the day, the statement added.