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14 people shot dead in Soweto tavern – SABC News

Police have confirmed that 14 people have died in a shooting at a tavern in Orlando, Soweto.

Gauteng Provincial Police Commissioner Elias Mauela said the mass shooting happened in the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to him, the motives for the shooting have not yet been established.

The Soweto shooting follows on the heels of the eNyobeni Tavern tragedy where 21 young people died in Scenery Park, East London.

The Enyobeni incident sparked a huge debate around underage drinking.

President Cyril Ramaphosa also reiterated that children and teenagers are not allowed in drinking establishments such as bars or taverns.

Delivering the eulogy at the Scenery Park sports ground, President Ramaphosa said: “We express our grief as a nation, but we are also here to reflect on the tragedy that has befallen us. The young men we are burying lost their lives in a tavern. The tavern is not a place where small, minor children should go. This is a place for old people.”

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