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Wanted murder suspects and two accomplices fatally wounded in a shootout with police


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal

DURBAN – A suspect who was wanted in connection with a case of murder which he had allegedly committed at KwaNdengezi in July 2023 and his two accomplices were fatally wounded during a shootout with police on Thursday evening, 17 August 2023.

Officers from the Rapid Rail Response Unit operationalised intelligence and tracked the suspects who were cornered at a fuel station in Mariannhill. When the police approached the identified vehicle, the suspects fired shots and the police, provoking a retaliation from the men of law. After the shootout three suspects, aged 20, 29 and 31 years old were found to have sustained fatal gunshot wounds and no police officer was injured.

Two firearms and ammunition were found in possession of the suspects. A case of attempted murder of police officers and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition were opened. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) were summoned to scene for further investigations.  


Colonel Robert Netshiunda
082 569 7629