Cape Town – Mitchells Plain residents woke up to a shocking discovery over the weekend when the bodies of a couple were found on the grounds of a primary school.
The unidentified man and woman had been shot dead and were found in the park of the school in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Tafelsig residents say just after 4am, shots rang out in the area and a few people went to investigate.
That’s when they came across the bodies of the man and the woman, dressed in her underwear, on the grounds of Cascade Primary School in Buttress Street and immediately contacted emergency services.
Witnesses say the couple were lying close together in the school’s playpark.
Both victims were shot execution-style and the woman’s dress was lying a few metres away from her body, crumpled up and covered in blood.
No form of identification could be found on either victim. None of the 50-odd people at the scene could say who they were.
Shocked residents speculated it could have been a robbery while others suspected it to be a gang-related killing.
Tafelsig resident Nadeema Petersen, 51, says she is sickened by the senseless killings in the Mitchells Plain area lately.
“I heard a commotion in the road and went to look out the window. I went to see what was happening, and walked away when the police came,” she says.
“The girl was lying in her underwear, covered in blood and the guy close to her.
“Both were shot dead and the girl’s dress was torn and lying a little bit away from her, covered in blood. It was a horrible thing to see.”
Cops and emergency services arrived soon thereafter and the school was cordoned off.
Police spokesperson, Captain FC van Wyk, says a double murder case has been registered for investigation.
“The circumstances surrounding the death (both shot) of two unknown people (male and female, age unknown) whose bodies were found on Saturday at 4.23am at Cascade Primary School in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain, are under investigation,” Van Wyk said.