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She was shot and killed while attending a birthday party

In connection with a mass shooting in Mandalay, Moegamat Hartenzenberg, Jonathan Witbooi, and Marawaan Sofaar appeared in court.

They've been charged with murder, attempted murder, and illegal firearm and ammunition possession.

A bail request is set on November 10th, and the State will oppose it.

After their initial appearance in Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, the gunman accused in a mass shooting are expected to seek bail.

At a 21st birthday celebration in Mandalay, Cape Town, a mother was killed and seven others were injured in a mass shooting.

National Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Eric Ntabazalila said the state would oppose bail when Moegamat Hartenzenberg, Jonathan Witbooi and Marawaan Sofaar filed their applications on Nov. 10.

They are charged with one count of murder, seven of attempted murder and illegal possession of weapons and ammunition.

Gunmen opened fire indiscriminately in Mandalay Saturday night, killing Ann Hodson-Gabriels, 31, a visitor who had attended the party.

Hodson-Gabriels died a month before her first wedding anniversary in a hospital.

News24 had reported that the family had hired the house on Montclair Drive to celebrate her niece's 21st birthday.

Children, including a five-year-old, were among the victims.

It appears to be a gang-related incident, according to police.

The three were apprehended by the Anti-Gang Unit during a search operation on Sunday night.

They were detained as part of the police's 72-hour activation plan, which uses a variety of tactics to apprehend criminals who have committed extremely significant crimes.


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