Suspect Killed During Shoot Out With SANDF Members, 4 Stolen Cars Recovered Near Mozambique Border

Suspect Killed During Shoot Out With SANDF Members, 4 Stolen Cars Recovered Near Mozambique Border

  • A suspect was killed during a shoot out with members of the South African National Defence Force on Tuesday
  • The soldiers stopped a convoy of four stolen vehicles near the South Africa and Mozambique boarder
  • Three Toyota bakkies and a Toyota Fortuner that were stolen in Gauteng and Mpumalanga recently were seized

NORTHERN CAPE - Police are investigating an inquest case after a man was killed during a shoot-out with members of the SA National Defence Force on Tuesday 14 June.

The members stopped a convoy of four stolen vehicles near the border between South Africa and Mozambique while en route to routine patrol.

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A suspect was shot and killed by SANDF members at the Mozambique border. Image: Stock image & Phill Magakoe/AFP
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Police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said the suspects started firing at the soldiers who returned fire. She said one of the occupants was fatally wounded while the other fled the scene, according to TimesLIVE.

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The vehicles, three Toyota bakkies and a Fortuner were stolen in Gauteng and Mpumalanga recently. Mohlala said the deceased has not yet been identified. According to Jacaranda FM, the public is advised that the suspects are at large.

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SA left impressed

Social media users praised the SA National Defence Force members for protecting the border:

Ngovhela Sibasa said:

“Beef up security around the borders.it must be very difficult for these criminals to pass through. Our borders were to open - foreigners have been stealing our cars for a long - it's now over.”

Bongani Ndlovu commented:

“I wouldn't want to exchange fire with action-starved SANDF they would want to show you flames.”

Bongani Mtolo posted:

“He was taking on SANDF, foolishness or bravery?”

Prince Joseph added:

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“Very good job from SANDF, well done guys, more of that.”

158 illegal immigrants arrested by Police and SANDF in Free State following shootout with Lesotho nationals

In a related matter, Briefly News also reported more than 150 undocumented foreign nationals were arrested while attempting to enter the country and were stopped by the police and SA National Defence Force (SANDF) officials on Sunday 5 June. One person was injured after the Lesotho nationals were stopped at a roadblock along an unguarded part of the border in Wepener. The shootout occurred when they were arrested, and two firearms, as well as ammunition, were confiscated.

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Source: Briefly News

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