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2021/06/21      |  Written By:  Brigadier N Potelwa   |   Province:  Western Cape

Cape Town: 20 JUNE 2021 - Members of Lockdown II forces strategically deployed responded to a shooting incident involving a male person on the corner of Borcheds Quarry and Klipfontein Roads on Saturday evening. As they were assisting the injured victim, shot were fired from the shacks nearby. The police members went in the direction of the shots and came under fire from unknown suspects. The police fired back.  A 41-year-old suspect was hit and certified dead on the scene. Two unlicensed firearms with ammunition were seized while another suspect, a 31-year-old man was arrested.

While on the scene police questioned, another man wearing a blood-stained shirt. He pointed the police with a firearm  and later ran into a nearby shack. The 35-year-old was arrested. It was later discovered the firearm was a toy gun. He faces charges of pointing the police with a firearm.

In another area, the Lockdown II forces stopped a Mazda bakkie on Old Paarl Road in Bloekombos, Kraaifontein, that had no number plates and license disk. It transpired the vehicle was reported stolen in Parow in June 2021. The 39-year-old suspect was subsequently arrested.

Meanwhile another Lockdown II contigent on patrol on Japhta K Masemola Road in Site C, Khayelitsha spotted four suspects cutting cables at a fire station on Saturday afternoon. They gave chase but the suspects managed to evade arrest by disappearing into the shacks . Members recovered a roll of cable that was booked in.

The Lockdown II forces are still  on the ground at identified hotspots fighting serious violent crimes.