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2021/09/30      |  Written By:  Captain N Mulamu   |   Province:  Gauteng

GAUTENG – A 31-year-old man appeared in the Temba Magistrates’ Court today charged with possession of explosives. It is alleged that the Cross Boarder Response Team at the Carousel Toll Plaza stopped a minibus taxi travelling to Limpopo yesterday.

Upon authorities’ request for the driver including his passengers to vacate the taxi, one of the passengers allegedly jumped out of the taxi and fled while shooting at the police. Police searched the taxi and one of the passengers was found with detonators inside his luggage.

Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team in Johannesburg focusing on National Priority and Violent Crimes together with the Pretoria Explosives Unit, Gaubullet, Crime Intelligence, Local Criminal Record Centre and Hamanskraal Trio Task Team responded swiftly to the crime scene for preliminary investigation.

Further investigation revealed that the accused, Talent Zangeni (31) was travelling from Daveyton to Vuwani in Limpopo. He was immediately arrested and charged with illegal possession of explosives. He was remanded in custody pending the investigation. The case was postponed to Wednesday, 06 October 2021.