Shop owner kills 2 in alleged robbery

2013-05-27 10:07

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Johannesburg - Two men have been killed in an alleged robbery in Diepsloot, Gauteng police said on Monday.

Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said two men, believed to be Zimbabwean nationals, arrived at a shop owned by a Somali national about 18:00 on Sunday.

"The Somali said the men tried to rob him at his shop so he pulled out his gun and shot the two men. They both died from the shooting."

Police were called to the scene and the Somali was arrested for murder.

He would appear in the Atteridgeville Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

After the arrest, community members gathered but were later dispersed by police.

"The situation in Diepsloot is still quiet and police maintain their presence in the area," said Dlamini.

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