The Police in Giyani have today 07-03-2017 arrested a 26 year old man for the attack and killing of a Police Officer in the early hours of this morning. The incident took place at about 03:00.
It is alleged that an unknown number of suspects entered the local shop at Makhuvha village outside Giyani and robbed the owners of an amount of cash and groceries at gun point. The police were notified and reacted swiftly.
On arrival, they realized the suspects had already left the scene and immediately made a follow up.
A suspicious looking vehicle was then noticed along the road leading to Phalaborwa and when the police stopped it, a shootout ensued and in the process one of our members was fatally wounded.
The police shot and wounded one suspect who is currently under police guard in hospital. It is also believed that one or more suspects might have been wounded during the shooting.
A manhunt has been launched for the possibly wounded suspect(s) who abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.
The police recovered the following:
The arrested suspect will soon appear before Giyani Magistrate Court on a charge of Murder and Armed robbery.
The Provincial Commissioner LT. General Nneke Ledwaba has condemnd this barbaric and senseless act of killing a Police Officer in the strongest terms possible.
In passing condolences to the member's bereaved family, General Ledwaba gave an assurance that the police will not rest until all the outstanding perpetrators are brought to book.
Anyone with information is requested to contact: Colonel Mabasa @ 0824690739
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