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2022/07/20      |  Written By:  Colonel D Mdhluli   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

Nelspruit: 19 July 2022 -  The excellent work done by members of the police from Kriel has been commended by the leadership of the police in the province after they arrested eight (08) suspects, this past weekend during a routine operation. The suspects, aged between 23 and 40 appeared at the Kriel Magistrates' Court yesterday, 18 July 2022, on various charges including possession of suspected stolen properties, attempted murder, possession of dagga.

These suspects were all arrested separately during the sting operation which included activities such as, stop and searches, vehicle searches as well routine patrol duties. In one instance during the operation a shootout ensued between police and suspects as they tried to flee after being found with suspected stolen diesel, police managed to arrest them and no one was injured in the process.

In a separate incident, a 23 year old man was arrested for murder in the early hours of Sunday morning, 17 July 2022.

According to the report, police received information that a person was stabbed at Onverwacht Farm in Kriel and immediately attended to the matter. Upon arrival at the farm, they found a man lying on the ground with stab wounds and was later declared dead by medical personnel. Police further arrested the suspect at the scene as well.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has applauded the members for bringing the suspects to book within short space of time. "Police are highly motivated to tackle any form of crime and no stone will be left unturned" said the General.