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2015-07-23 06:01


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Harare police have launched a man- hunt in a bid to capture a man alleged to have been responsible for a shoot out on Friday.

Lubabalo Wilson Maliwa, also known as Bhomeyesi, Bhumakes or Bomesi is alleged to have exchanged gunfire with police.

According to police the incident took place at around 12:20 at 34 Block Harare, Khayelitsha.

“As the police approached the scene they were confronted by a gun wielding suspect. As soon as he saw the police he started shooting at them and the police retaliated,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant Siyabulela Vukubi.

Vukubi said that the gun fire exchange did not result in any injuries. “The suspect managed to flee and police have since launched a man hunt,” he said.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the suspect is requested to contact Detective Sergeant Cornelius Van Niekerk on 021 3639000.

V In other crime news, Khayelitsha police have arrested four suspects and confiscated three firearms in a space of two days.

According to police on Monday, three suspects were arrested between the hours of 13:00 and 20:10 in the business area of Khayelitsha.

“One suspect was arrested in Site B mall at around 13:30 when he acted suspiciously in the presence of the police. The police acted swiftly and searched him. They found that he was in possession of a firearm. He was arrested and charged for possession of illegal firearm,” said Vukubi.

V Later on the same day at approximately 20:10 a woman reported that she was robbed of her belongings in Sulani drive, Khayelitsha.

Police reacted swiftly and spotted the two suspects as described by the complainant. As they were approached they tried to flee but were apprehended, said Vukubi.

“Police confiscated a firearm with live ammunition in the possession of one of the suspects. Both suspects aged 23 and 32 were arrested and charged for possession of illegal firearm and robbery.

V In a separate incident on Tuesday 2015-07-07 at approximately 14:30 at Oscar Mpetha road, Mandela Park in Khayelitsha police arrested a 29 year old suspect for possession of illegal firearm,” he added.

The arrest followed a tipoff from the member of the community about a suspect that was driving a Nissan hardbody and possessed a firearm.

“The police pursued and when they searched the suspect, they found a firearm Glock 9mm pistol with 7 rounds in his possession. The serial number of the firearm was filed off.

The suspect appeared in the Khayelitsha Magistrate court as soon as he was charged,” said Vukubi

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