Islamabad: Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Wednesday demanded South African government to investigate the murder of five Pakistanis in Cape Town and arrest the culprits as soon as possible.
According to South African police, two robbers stealing a safe shot and killed five Pakistani men and wounded a sixth in a ghetto outside the tourist resort of Cape Town.
Spokesman Col. Tembinkosi Kinana said the attack took place in a house believed used as a bakery late Tuesday.
The attackers took off with the safe. Kinana said police arrested a 28-year-old South African who had a gun and the safe. He would not say what was in the safe.
The robbery was particularly brutal even by the standards of violent crime that have become a norm in South Africa.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, FO said that it had been learnt that two or three people were arrested for their alleged involvement in the brutal murder adding that the South Africa should arrest all culprits involved in the incident.
The statement further said that the arrangements were being made from the Pakistani authorities in South Africa to bring back the bodies of the deceased.