The murder and the suspect for the murder attempt were fatal when shooting with the police in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng police said on Sunday.
"Police received information about a man who was wanted because of a series of murders in Ekurhuleni," said Captain Mavela Masondo.
"The suspect was noticed in the informal settlement Emalahleni in Tembisa. As it was [being] arrested, pulled firearms and shot at the police. There was shooting and the suspect was fatal. Ammunition and [an] firearms used by the suspect [were] he disappeared, "Masondo said.
In an unrelated incident, a 42-year-old woman was arrested in Spruitview, Ekurhulena, after being found in the possession of allegedly stolen property worth thousands of rands.
»Items include televisions, microwaves, laptops, washing machines, Honda motorcycle and other devices. It is assumed that these goods were stolen between house murders and fractures, "said Masondo.
The police stopped the suspect, who on Friday was driving Mitsubishi Pajero, coming from an informal settlement Angelo in Boksburg.
"They were taken to Spruitview where they found several allegedly stolen apparatuses. An investigation is underway to determine whether it could be linked to other cases of house robberies, especially if they were female suspects, "said Masondo.
And in the second incident this weekend, in Sowet, Johannesburg, the police arrested two men who were suspected of being behind various bread trucks for bread delivery.
The police monitored information about suspects for the recent robbery of bread for bread delivery in Sowet. The police watched and followed a truck in Doornkop where the suspects arrived at the truck, Masondo said.
At the police watch, the suspects started firing and the police returned the fire, wounded a 19-year-old suspect and arrested a 22-year-old suspect. Hunt for other suspects and firearms continues. Arrested suspects would appear in various judicial courts in time, Masondo said.
– African News Agency (ANA)
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