Suspected robber shot dead in KZN

2012-02-10 20:00

Durban - A man has been shot dead after he allegedly resisted arrest by shooting at police in Ngwelezane Township outside Empangeni, police said on Friday.

The deceased and three other men apparently robbed a man of his clothes on Thursday and left him naked in the road, Captain Thulani Zwane said.

"As the police approached the suspects, they started shooting at the police.

The police shot back, fatally wounding one suspect," he said.

The three other men ran away and were being sought.

Zwane said the police were conducting an investigation related to a stolen firearm when they saw a naked man running along the road. "The police stopped him and gathered information that he had just been robbed by four men armed with a firearm."

The victim pointed out the people who robbed him at a nearby tavern.

  • Denise - 2012-02-10 22:22

    "Gun Free" South Africa has become a killing zone. That is what happened in Rwanda in 1994, where the defenseless genocide victims were “gun free.” That is what is happening today in Zimbabwe, where everyone except Robert Mugabe’s criminal government and its allies is “gun free.” That is what is happening right now in South Africa, where robbers armed with government-supplied guns routinely murder their defenseless victims. From 1999 to 2007, the number of legal gun owners fell by 44%, according to SAPS. Now only 5% of South Africans legally own guns. The trouble is that the government is clearly targeting white gun owners and they really aren’t the problem. It’s criminals — murderers and rapists — who we have to defend our families against. Add to this a government that plays a leading role in arming violent criminals - and you have the deadly disaster of today’s South Africa.

      Arvin - 2012-02-10 22:29

      Well said.

      Sean - 2012-02-11 01:51

      Once again - Well said Denice! You have my support on those trutheful statisticts!

  • Sean - 2012-02-11 01:56

    Great job SAPS! Next time place your weapons on semi-automatic - this gives you a greater advantage over the bas......rds!

  • Ndumiso Dominic Mncwango - 2012-02-11 09:09

    The story has inconsistencies, the men had one firearm, yet "they" shot at the police.

      Ryan - 2012-02-11 18:28

      THEY were together that means they committed the crime as one in the eyes of the law STUPID!

  • Jonathan - 2012-03-15 20:48

    Good work SAPS . Sorry about those that got away. I personaly prefers a dead robber rather than a robber in jail.

  • deanbrand23 - 2012-03-15 22:10


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