Gunshots triggered Khayelitsha stampede: survivors say. Survivors of last weekend’s Khayelitsha tavern tragedy, in which eight people were killed, say gunshots triggered the stampede.

Khayelitsha stampedeThis caused patrons to flee the building in panic. On Sunday afternoon, hundreds of mourners packed a local school hall for a memorial service of the victims.


Eighteen-year-old Fezeka Zokufa and 17-year-old Noyise Gqwangu say they won’t return to the tavern.

“I remember that we were sitting in the veranda, they had said they (her friends) to go upstairs to dance and we said it was too full they mustn’t go. That’s all I remember,” says Zokufa.

Gqwangu says, “This makes me really sad. We all know that we were not supposed to be there because we are young. We have disappointed our parents. We go because they never ask for our ID’s there.”

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