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2022/05/24      |  Written By:  Mr N Gwala   |   Province:  Western Cape

WESTERN CAPE: 23 MAY 2022 - Efforts to combat gang violence on the Cape Flats saw the deployment of various SAPS resources in the metropole.

On Monday ( 2022-05-23)  at approximately 09:45, members attached to Maitland Flying Squad were deployed in the Manenberg Policing precinct, when they spotted a suspicious male on the corners of Plate and Renoster Road.

The suspect fled with police members in pursuit. The suspect pointed the police members with a firearm, upon which the police members responded by firing gunshots, wounding the suspect and confiscating a 9mm pistol with ammunition. The 25-year-old man was arrested, detained and transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment under police guard. 

Once charged the suspect is expected to make a court appearance in the Athlone Magistrates’ Court on a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.