28 October 2016 Last updated at: 9:58 AM

Five Malawians arrested for murder in South Africa

Five Malawian nationals have been arrested in Johannesburg in South Africa.

South African Police Service said the five Malawians who were not identified were apprehended after they shot two Ethiopians on Thursday afternoon.

South Africa Police“We have arrested five Malawians in connection to the shooting of two Ethiopian nationals and we will make more arrests. We are opening a case of murder,” said Gauteng police spokesperson Kay Makhubela.

It is not yet known why the Malawians shot the two Ethiopian nationals. According to reports, the victims were in their shop when the group of assailants entered and shot them.

“For now we don’t know what sparked the shooting. We are still investigating,” Makhubela said.

Police spokesperson Kay Makhubela says they’re investigating case as a murder case.

“Our preliminary investigations led to the arrest of five suspects and we also confiscated two firearms. We are continuing with our investigation,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Police expressed hope that they will make more arrests soon.



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