The Gauteng Liquor Forum said it will hold a service on Thursday in memory of the victims of recent tavern shootings in the province.
"The service will take place at the Orlando communal hall from noon to 1pm. It will commemorate those who died and bring attention to the senseless and cowardly tavern killings.
“We are referring specifically to the massacre of patrons at Walter’s Place in Vlakfontein where six people were fatally shot and five died.
“In Tshepisong, nine people were shot and six killed in an attack. In Freedom Park, four individuals were shot, resulting in two fatalities," said forum president Fanny Mokoena.
Mokoena 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 injured by unknown suspects".