Man falls off cliff in shootout with cops

2012-12-08 09:07

Johannesburg - One man died and another was wounded on Friday when a group of men exchange gunfire with police in Asherville, Durban.

Five men in a car opened fire on a police patrol which approached them as they sat in a car parked on Nerina Road at 13:30, Captain Thulani Zwane said in a statement.

One of the five was killed when he fell off a nearby cliff while shooting at the police. Police shot a second man in the foot and arrested him. Both men had unlicensed handguns.

The other three were also arrested while trying to run away. Another two unlicensed pistols were found in their possession.

They would appear in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court soon on charges of attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearms, and ammunition.

  • willem.leroux2 - 2012-12-08 09:14


      mc.segal.5 - 2012-12-08 10:33

      Didnt Shaka sort out enemies by tossing them off a cliff???

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-12-08 18:23

      just proves King Shaka had more common sense than all democracy put together

      frikdt - 2012-12-09 10:41

      Nomination for a Darwin award?

      GrootWitHaai - 2012-12-09 11:43

      Was he "On the Edge of Heaven"..

  • mart.botha - 2012-12-08 09:29

    Yay....we must celebrate the death and demise of each and every one of these criminal mo...... fu.......s. The paths they chose to live makes them, their families and their friends, my, and hopefully our, enemy. I will save my regret, compassion and concerns for those who choose right from wrong.

      digger.dighead - 2012-12-08 23:22

      yip, but it would have been better if the rest of them suffered the same fate.

  • wayne.vandyk.98 - 2012-12-08 09:33

    mooi so ,ek wed julle hulle was van plan om iemand te roof of te hijacked. bravooo saps durbs!!

  • makarapakaplan - 2012-12-08 09:34

    Lekker 1 less

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-12-08 09:47


  • grace.murindiwachisimba - 2012-12-08 10:01

    Torment in hell!

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-12-08 11:37

    Pity they didn't shoot all 5 dead on the spot! But well done SAPS...!

  • John - 2012-12-08 12:28

    Where is the rest of this one sided story? Four against two and no cop injury! Pull the the other one!

      wiebrand.herbershausen - 2012-12-08 13:06

      Police are trained. The 'alleged' robbers usually just steal a gun and try to imitate their hip-hop music videos. The robbers where obviously also retreating, walking backwards. Sometimes when you walk backwards, you dont notice the cliff behind you...

      morne.linden - 2012-12-08 16:18

      You really hate cops ne? Is there a story behind this?

      stavious.mamatepa - 2012-12-09 08:44

      @wiebrand thank you*well said*

      stavious.mamatepa - 2012-12-09 08:50

      some idiots,where in the article did they say two police officer?

  • annie.israel.50 - 2012-12-08 12:31

    Well done - nice story for a Saturday morning - HOW ABOUT SOME MORE GOOD NEWS - ZUMA BEING FIRED and send to jail for corruption!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-12-09 18:34

      Google: Death wish 3 they shot the giggler

  • John - 2012-12-08 12:40

    90% of SAPS are corrupt thugs. I have yet to meet one of the good 10%!

      wiebrand.herbershausen - 2012-12-08 13:11

      It sounds like you deal with the police a lot. From which side do you usually interact with them?

      morne.linden - 2012-12-08 16:16

      You need to get out more.

      John - 2012-12-08 17:35

      From the PRIVATE MAN side. Is there another SIDE?

      John - 2012-12-08 17:41

      I don't dare get out more there are too many thug fat useless corrupt cops who suffer from the delusion that they are my MASTER whom I must OBEY like you do!!

      hnortman - 2012-12-08 18:02

      Maybe you should go and see a decent Shrink. They should be able to help you with your issues.

      stavious.mamatepa - 2012-12-09 08:42

      @john i suspect you are a thug too,why always dealing wuth the police...

  • scottfamily - 2012-12-08 15:01

    Assaulting or killing policeforce members should be tried as an assault on the state and therefore charged as a traitor.

  • rory.n.price - 2012-12-09 11:31

    Bad training I expect, they should've all been shot dead

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