Orkney gang war sees 6 gang members killed, home burnt

South African Police Service

Orkney gang war sees 6 gang members killed, home burnt
Orkney gang war sees 6 gang members killed, home burnt

Police in Kanana near Orkney launched a manhunt for murder suspects following three separate incidents in which seven (7) people were killed during the weekend of 14 and 16 September 2018.

In Kanana, police were summoned to a scene after an alleged rival gangs’ fight at approximately 20:00 on Friday, 14 September 2018. During the fight, a man was stabbed multiple times. The police found the man who is alleged to be an ‘SVK’ gang member already dead upon arrival at the scene. He was allegedly attacked and killed by the ‘HL’ and ‘Donyos’ gang members.

Consequent to that, on what looked like retaliation, members of the SVK gang went to a certain house at Extention 11, Kanana where they found members of HL and Donyos gangs.

It was at the house where the members of the HL and Donyos were found where a fight ensued. During the fight, five people were allegedly stabbed. The police were called to the scene where they found the house burning. They also found two bodies outside the house while the other body was found in the neighbour’s yard.

Two more burnt bodies were found inside the house after the fire fighters had extinguished the fire. All the victims are unknown at this stage. The cause of the fight is still unknown and nobody has been arrested.

The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane condemned the incidents and requested members of the community including parents, Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Faith Based Organisations (FBOs) to work together with the police and other relevant authorities to curb incidents such as these that took place in Kanana. She urged the public to come forward with information that can lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service