By Kaya 959 Reporter
Gauteng police are investigating two counts of murder after two people were shot dead in a hail of bullets in Soweto at the weekend.
It is alleged that the 41-year-old driver and his 21-year-old passenger were parked at the intersection of Chris Hani and Klipvalley roads on Sunday when they were shot dead.
Witnesses claimed that the vehicle was parked at the intersection when a Toyota Etios parked next to it and its occupants opened fire on the Ferrari before speeding off.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo said the couple died at the scene and no suspects have been arrested as yet.
He added that the motive for the killing is under investigation. Meanwhile, the pair were believed to have been in a relationship.
Second attack in Soweto
This is the second attack in Soweto in as many weeks.
In the previous shooting, a taxi owner shot dead his ex-girlfriend and her alleged lover before turning the gun on himself.
The woman, a police reservist at the Diepkloof Visible Policing Unit and a man were travelling in his yellow Ford Mustang when they came under fire.
The taxi driver then drove to his home in Orlando East where he shot himself.
At the time, police spokesperson Colonel Athlenda Mathe confirmed that two counts of murder and an inquest had been opened by local police.
She declined to comment on the relationship between the three.
According to the Centre for Constitutional Rights, SA’s femicide rate is five times that of the global average.
It is believed that in SA, a woman is murdered by a man every four hours.
Earlier this month, the National Council of Provinces passed the Gender-Based Violence Bills- Criminal and Related Matters, Amendment Bill, Domestic Violence Amendment Bill and the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Bill.
The three Bills were introduced in Parliament following a November 2018 presidential summit against Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF).
The summit resolved, amongst others, to fast track the review of existing laws and policies on gender-based violence, making them victim-centred, ensure all other relevant laws respond to GBV, revisit and fast track all outstanding laws and bills that relate to GBVF.
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