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Kliptown gunmen nabbed

PARKTOWN – Two suspects linked to the Monday Kliptown fatal shooting were nabbed in Soweto while the third suspect was fatally shot after pointing a firearm at a police officer during arrest.

Six people were shot during the Kliptown shooting; thirty-four-year old Kgomotso Diale passed away on the scene while the other five were taken to hospital. Three of the victims have since been discharged while two remain critical in hospital.

The SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Brenda Muridili said, “On 21 April 2022, the police followed up on information about suspects in possession of firearms in Dlamini and Chiawelo, Soweto. On arrival, the members surrounded the house and on entering, one of the members was pointed with a firearm by a suspect but acted swiftly and shot at the said suspect. Two more suspects were placed under arrest and two firearms and ammunition were seized by the police.”

She added, “The nationality of the suspects is yet to be determined as they did not have any proof of identity. They will be charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.”

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Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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