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Bheki Cele calls it ‘idiot’, sparks fears of terrorism

18 people were killed in two separate pub shootings overnight, prompting a backlash from some political representatives, with the Federal Army even labelling the incidents an “act of terrorism”. Legal journalist Karyn Maughan raised similar concerns.

Pub shootings in South Africa: latest news and updates for Sunday, July 10

At least 14 people were reportedly shot at a tavern in Soweto, Gauteng, and four others remain in hospital in critical condition.

Gauteng police chief Lieutenant General Elias Mawela told eNCA Preliminary investigations indicated that people were having a good time at the pub and the suspect came in and shot people at random.

Mavila said detectives were at the scene and they estimated the man who was shot was between 19 and 35 years old.

Meanwhile, a second shocking incident occurred in Pietermaritzburg: In another tavern shooting, four people were shot and eight others were wounded. According to reports, the incident occurred at 20.30pm on Saturday night while a group of people were drinking.

A car arrived and parked outside the bistro, according to police. Two men jumped out of the car and shot customers as they entered the bistro. It is unclear whether the two shootings are related.

Concerns that the incident may be related to terrorism

In an angry statement issued earlier on Sunday, the EFF let go and slammed Police Minister Bheki Cele for “overseeing the breakdown of law and order in South Africa”. They maintain that “terrorism” was the motivating factor for these seemingly senseless murders.

Cele has been warned not to “go to crime scenes for PR stunts”, and the ANC veteran has also been accused of shedding crocodile tears during the recent Enyobeni tragedy. The red berets expressed their feelings on these issues.

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