Killed heist suspect possibly linked to Sindiso Magaqa murder - Hawks

2017-09-18 17:40
Sindiso Magaqa. (Felix Dlangamandla/Netwerk24)

Sindiso Magaqa. (Felix Dlangamandla/Netwerk24)

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Durban - Police are investigating suspicions that a suspect killed during an attempted cash-in-transit heist more than two weeks ago in Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal, is linked to the murder of Sindiso Magaqa.

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi told News24 that investigators were 90% positive that there was a connection between the suspect and the murder of the former ANC Youth League secretary general.

"Firearms retrieved during a heist in Kokstad two weeks ago have been sent for ballistic testing in connection with the Magaqa murder," Mulaudzi said.

Four men were killed and seven others injured in a shootout with police on the N2, between Harding and Kokstad. The men were allegedly on their way to commit a cash-in-transit robbery when they were intercepted by police. 

Magaqa, who died in hospital on September 4 after being shot in July, was laid to rest on Saturday in Umzimkhulu, in southern KwaZulu-Natal.

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Mulaudzi dismissed reports that a suspect had been arrested. He said police were still looking for a known suspect.

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