South African authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 22 people found inside a popular tavern in the city of East London.
Emergency services were scrambled to the Enyobeni Tavern early on Sunday morning and found a number of bodies.
Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana told Newsroom Afrika: “The SAPS confirms an incident where people were found dead in a tavern in Scenery Park in the area of East London.
“We received this report in the early hours of Sunday. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation as we speak.
“We do not want to make any speculation at this stage, our investigation is continuing.”