Police say three suspects have been brought in for questioning, in connection with the recent spate of violence in Vrygrond, in Cape Town.

Seven people were gunned down in separate incidents in the Muizenberg suburb over the weekend.

Two people were killed in a gang-related shooting on Friday.

Three others including a taxi driver were murdered on Saturday, and then two more people were killed at a taxi rank on Sunday.

Police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut says a 72-hour activation plan has been initiated.

“A large contingent of police officers were deployed in the area to quell the violence and bring to book those responsible for the murders. This deployment led to the arrest of a 27-year-old suspect who was caught in possession of an unlicensed .357 revolver and ammunition at around 09:45 this morning. Three suspects aged 20, 22 and 29 are also being questioned in connection with the murders which were perpetrated over the weekend in an attempt to link them with the crimes”.

Meanwhile, the  Western Cape Transport Department has condemned the violence at the Vrygrond Taxi Rank, over the weekend.

Spokesperson Ntomboxolo Makoba-Somdaka says those behind these attacks must be brought to book.

“Public transport is an essential service for the poorest communities who are dependent on it for their mobility needs.  We work closely with the SAPS to ensure that they prioritise the prevention and investigation of crimes in the public transport environment.  We call on the SAPS and the NPA to bring the criminals involved in this incident to book as speedily as possible”.