Two men from Limpopo among those killed in a Durban shootout


By Kabelo Abel Mokgalabone

KWAMASHU – Four suspects who were believed to have been involved in a spate of cash-in-transit robberies in the eThekwini District were fatally wounded in a shootout with police on Friday morning.

A team comprised of various police disciplines and the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks) followed up on information after the recent cash-in-transit heists and intelligence led the law enforcement officers to a house at the corner of Queen Nandi Drive and Sikhindi Road in KwaMashu which was believed to be a haven for the suspects.

When police announced their presence, the suspects started firing gunshots at the police, leaving the men of law with no other alternative but to return fire and a shootout ensued.

Four suspects sustained fatal gunshot wounds during the shootout.

The suspects, two of whom are from Limpopo province, were found in possession of four firearms, an AK47 assault rifle, an R5 rifle and two pistols as well as numerous rounds of ammunition.

A large quantity of explosives, several vehicle number plates, some of them Limpopo registration plates as well as signal jammers were also found in possession of the suspects.

A manhunt continues for more suspects.


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