Police are hunting for the killers of three young women who were all shot in the head execution-style in Khayelitsha.
Unam Bless, 17, and her friends Siyasanga Nkasela, 20, and Zintle, 21, were walking home from another friend’s house in Site B when they were gunned down in the TT informal settlement by on Monday night.
Residents say they heard several gunshots at around 8pm and later found the three friends with bullet wounds to their heads.
The identity of the shooters and motive behind the horrific triple murder are still unknown.
Nandipha Nanambane, one of the first residents on the scene, says she heard a bang on the wall of her shack followed by several gunshots at around 8pm.
“We found the three girls lying in a pool of blood next to each other, one was still breathing,” she tells the Daily Voice.
“I am still traumatised, it is heartbreaking that our children die like flies at the hands of cruel perpetrators.”
Unam’s shocked family says they are struggling to come to terms with her violent death.
Speaking to the Daily Voice today, her heartbroken mom, Nontobeko Bless, 58, says her daughter had big dreams for the future.
“Someone came to call me to the scene saying Unam was injured. When I got there, their lifeless bodies were just lying there. I’ve never been so broken,” she says.
“We were still looking up to Unam, hoping to see her fulfilling her dreams of becoming a successful musician.
“We’ll miss her cheerful personality, she loved music and dancing.”
Unam was the youngest of her three children and the only girl, she adds.
The teen’s brother, Sindisa Bless, 22, says the last happy memory he has of her was when they went to open a bank account for Unam earlier in the day and chatted about music all the way home.
“We spoke about our music and how we could make a success of it. I did not know that would be our very last conversation, I am deeply hurt and still trying to accept it. It is unbelievable.”
Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa has appealed with anyone with information to contact the police urgently.
“The Western Cape police have instituted the 72-hour activation plan for the mobilisation of resources in search of the suspect/s who shot and killed three young women in Khayelitsha on Monday evening. As investigations into the murders continue, the motive for the shooting incident is yet to be determined,” she says.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact SAPS on 08600 10111or via the MySAPS App.