She also referred to incidents in Katlehong where two people were killed and in Orlando, where 20 people were shot in a tavern, 16 of whom died.
“The most recent senseless killing of patrons reportedly occurred in Ga-Rankuwa, where two people were shot dead and seven others were injured by unknown suspects,” Mokoena said.
The forum believes unknown assailants, either working together or independently, are targeting taverns and retail liquor outlets, primarily in townships, and randomly shooting defenceless patrons, easily overpowering security at taverns.
The forum called on police minister Bheki Cele, minister in the presidency responsible for state security Mondli Gungubele and Gauteng community safety MEC Faith Mazibuko to work together to secure communities.
“Not only are these murders raising questions about safety and security in taverns, but also within society as a whole.
“While the focus is currently on taverns and liquor stores, which we condemn in the strongest terms possible, it is entirely possible that tomorrow the focus may shift to crèches or early childhood development centres or parks where members of society and their families gather for recreational purposes,” Mokoena said.