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Khayelitsha mass shooting suspect innocent, lawyer says

Thando Shuba (35), arrested for his alleged involvement in the fatal shooting of six residents, made another appearance at Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Police are at the scene of a fatal shooting in Enkanini, Khayelitsha. Six people were killed in the incident on March 20, 2022. Photo: Kevin Brandt/Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN — The defense in the Khayelitsha massacre case believes their client is innocent.

Thando Shuba (35), arrested for his alleged involvement in the fatal shooting of six residents, made another appearance at Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

The victims were shot in the informal Enkani camp last month.

Eyewitnesses identified Shuba as one of the gunmen.

Initial police reports revealed that three unknown gunmen fired randomly at the victims in Lindela Road.

Lawyer Phindile Vepile, however, points out that his client has an alibi in the form of CCTV footage that takes him away from the crime scene.

“We believe the CCTV footage will actually clear our client of the charges,” Vepile said.

The state is reviewing the visuals before the trial resumes on Friday.

Shuba faces six counts of murder in connection with the murder.



Khayelitsha mass shooting suspect innocent, lawyer says

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