Men try to rob surgery, shot

2012-08-19 19:30

Johannesburg - Two robbers were shot and wounded on Sunday afternoon after they tried to rob a doctor's surgery in Protea Glen, Soweto, Gauteng police said.

Three men in a blue Toyota Conquest went to Dr Iyanda Zulu's surgery, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubele said.

Two of them went inside under the pretext of seeing the doctor. A plain-clothes policeman who had come for a consultation, noticed something was amiss. He called for backup from an off-duty colleague.

The men had tied up and blindfolded the doctor. While taking medicine and the doctor's laptop to their car, they found two officers and the driver of the getaway car waiting for them.

When the officers told them to put up their hands, they started shooting, said Makhubele. The officers returned fire, hitting one man in the stomach and leg.

"The other one was shot in the buttocks, and the bullet went through his body and came out through his genitals."

The gunmen were taken to a local hospital under police guard. The driver was arrested. All three would appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court soon facing a charge of business robbery.

Makhubele said it was the second time that Zulu's surgery had been robbed in the past two weeks.

Another two surgeries in Protea Glen were robbed around the same time.

Investigations were continuing to determine if the three could be linked to these crimes as well.

  • bj.pieman - 2012-08-19 19:49

    Sugery? Another article on this site says 'Cops had no coice'. Top quality journalism here.

      jacques.hollands - 2012-08-19 19:56

      Yeah, spelling and grammar errors have increased in this website since advertisements have become more and more prevalent... And common too... Remember the over the top ads of Vodacom and OLX? That is why I refuse to purchase from them.

      gerald.mphuthi - 2012-08-19 20:08

      Only seeing now that you also picked this up, I thought I was on something...

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-08-19 20:11

      Through the butt and blew his B@#$s off - not a bad result.

      rupesh.hari.7 - 2012-08-19 20:43

      who cares, this article is music to my ears.

      jerolan.gengiah - 2012-08-20 07:34

      "The other one was shot in the buttocks, and the bullet went through his body and came out through his genitals." Flippen brilliant shooting by the cops if you ask me. Good aim

      fussed.anderson - 2012-08-20 07:43

      DIY health care now in progress, went in for headace and came back after having a vasectomy

      fussed.anderson - 2012-08-20 07:45

      vasectomy op by key hole surgery From the rear

  • wesley.nel.5 - 2012-08-19 19:49

    If I am a doctor, I will change some of the packets of drug and put laxatives instead into the packets. This will be there last robbery

      Aphrodite - 2012-08-20 10:11

      Laxatives wont work for long darling. I suggest CYANIDE!

  • mofstok - 2012-08-19 20:00

    Well done to these policemen, fantastic work! I wish there were about 100 000 more of you in our country!

      keith.recore - 2012-08-19 20:38

      the good officers certainly do seem overshadowed by the incompetent or corrupt, don't they. Fantastic job by these officers, hopefully the news can find more such officers to write about, would be good for morale and country.

      tw2066 - 2012-08-20 05:52

      One wonders why good policeman like this never become comissioners (or generals as the last idiot would have it), instead of the corrupt ones or the incompetent ones appointed by Spear Loins?

  • fdalana - 2012-08-19 20:00

    why take them to hospital if they care about our doctors? Cant let a mouse to sharpen a cat's claw.

  • gerald.mphuthi - 2012-08-19 20:05

    My goodness , News24 !!! check this out Lonmin massacre: The police had no coice and then Sugery Wow what a Sunday !!

  • - 2012-08-19 20:06

    The best way to stop people with thieving genes is to castrate them. The bullet that went through the buttock and out through the genitals may have done just that.

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-08-19 20:09


  • gladness.mashaba.33 - 2012-08-19 20:23

    Gud job frm this 2 off duty cops the suspects got what thy deserved

  • stavious.mamatepa - 2012-08-19 20:26

    Job well done officers,not many off duty officers can do what you did....

  • keith.recore - 2012-08-19 20:35

    great job to off duty police and being attentive, a credit to the service! bad job to spellcheckers at News24

  • rupert.vansittert - 2012-08-19 20:36

    Well done guys!!! Officers that our country can be proud of!!

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-08-19 20:40

    @mogo mor how about nationalizing that kind of punishment cause irealy like it because everybody is much carefully when it comes to his or her genitals

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-08-19 20:55

    ok guys correct if im rong how about changing shot to kill slogan cause we dont want to lose more brothers. the best way is shoot the genitals it can help to control the birth rate which is the other challeng we dont see on our daily bases.

  • buwaz - 2012-08-19 21:01

    I dnt applaud the police officers wat they did, I think they were too lenient,why ddnt they kill this robbers? Bcoz is obvious the court is going to release the driver n Zuma will parole those robbers after 6 months

  • king.rasta.583 - 2012-08-19 21:03

    good job well done

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-08-19 21:11

    viva shoot the genitals give that cop a bells

  • Gcodi Mahomed - 2012-08-19 21:19

    well done to all 3 policeman,i applaud u

  • tebogo.maja.77 - 2012-08-19 21:48

    Good job to the cops.

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-08-19 21:58

    Why didnt they take them right back to that doctor? I'm sure he would have been delighted to treat them. Without aneasthetics ofcourse, as their supplies ''have all just been taken in a robbery''.

  • tobie.spuy - 2012-08-19 22:11

    Great work, I am proud of the SAPS

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-08-19 22:12


  • jomardl - 2012-08-19 22:48

    Job well done.

  • thulanit3 - 2012-08-20 07:15

    Thanx to the officer who was present at the time of the incidence,,,hopefully they were looking for arvs to make their usual cocktail,,,nyaope..!

  • cosmic.tone.3 - 2012-08-20 07:47

    Just goes to show "real" cops are never "off-duty" Two Thumbs Up!!

  • mimoons24 - 2012-08-20 08:33

    well the cops...that scum bag wont be robbing or Raping anyone ever again...

  • mimoons24 - 2012-08-20 08:35

    now if this happens on a daily basis, criminals genitals been shot off, i would think it would decrease crime and rape in SA!

  • - 2012-08-20 08:51

    i can only imagine the next headline, "Doctors accedently removed mans testicles completely ......................................" HAHAHAHAHA. this chop has to have sugery done by the same people who he chose to pis@ on HAHAHAHAHAHA.

  • Hemlock - 2012-09-11 09:06

    Well done to a pro-active cop. So pleased to read that another piece of scum can't breed. I hope his nuts were scattered over the pavement!

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