Ian Cameron made a name for himself this week after the anti-crime activist confronted Bheki Cele in a tough line. The police minister lost his cool over the now infamous incident, telling Cameron to “shut up and get out”. However, a spate of pub shootings caught his attention.
Minister Celle, 14 more died under your watch, this time in Soweto. You need to step down! When you play politics, 67 people are murdered every day in this country. #CeleMustGo
— Ian Cameron (@IanCameron23) July 10, 2022
Double pub shooting shocks South Africa
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.
Are more guns the answer? Bheki Cele’s ‘enemy’ makes his point
Ian Cameron has made a phone call in response to these double tragedies, which some might find controversial. He argues that more citizens should be empowered to use firearms for self-defense in order to “give themselves protections they don’t get from SAPS.”
“So 14 people were shot in Soweto and 4 people were shot in Pietermaritzburg, but the Minister of Police was bent on disarming law-abiding citizens. There are certainly more citizens who can defend themselves [with guns] Because most people are not protected by the police. “