Last night, police at Richmond were informed of an attack on a homestead at Esigcakini Location. According to neighbours, at 21:00 they heard gunshots emanating from the homestead and proceeded to investigate. That is when they discovered that eight people were killed and two were injured in the attack on the homestead. The deceased are aged between 15 to 41-year-old and one of the deceased is a 17-year-old female.

Police at Richmond are investigating eight counts of murder and two of attempted murder. They are appealing to anyone who may have information with regards to the identity of the deceased to contact them or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. According to information gathered from the community, it appears that the homestead was being used as a drug den and it is suspected that the attack might be drug related.

Source: South African Police Service

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