CAPE TOWN (Halbeeg News) – A Somali national has been killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen in Cape town in the latest string of attacks against foreigners in South Africa.
The victim who was identified as Abdinasir Mohamud Abdi was killed in Mitchells Plain of Cape town.
According to witnesses, the assailants have opened fire at the victim before managing to flee from the scene.
It is not yet clear the motive behind the attack claimed the life of Abdi who had been a trader in the area for years. The police arrived at the scene but made no arrest.
The attack comes barely two weeks after Mohamed Ismail Kiish, a well-known Somali trader was killed in East London in Eastern Cape.
For years, South African police have been accused of being complicit in attacks against immigrants, something that prompted many immigrants including Somalis to possess illegal arms in a desperate attempt to defend themselves and their properties against gangs.
Dozens of Somalis have been killed in South Africa for the past few years. Many of them have had their businesses robbed and seriously wounded.