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‘Boko Haram’ vs ‘Guptas’: winner-takes-all battle behind Gugulethu shooting

Spectre of Cape’s extortion racket hangs over the bloody killing of seven people in Cape township

Aron Hyman and Philani Nombembe

Seven people were gunned down in a house in Gugulethu on Monday afternoon amid a growing threat of marauding extortion gangs battling over territory in Cape Town’s townships.

One of the women who was shot dead was believed to have been a drug dealer withholding money from an extortion gang.

Western Cape organised crime detectives combed the gruesome scene where the bodies of four men and three women lay scattered in pools of blood, each having suffered numerous gunshot wounds...

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