Three people arrested for murder of Operation Dudula member

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Operation Dudula members during a protest.
Operation Dudula members during a protest.
Alex Mitchley, News24
  • Three people were arrested on Sunday for the murder of an Operation Dudula member.
  • The Operation Dudula members were in Jane Furse, Limpopo, to launch their movement and hand over a memorandum to police.
  • A man was shot dead after allegedly pointing a firearm at police.

Three people were arrested on Sunday in connection with the murder of an Operation Dudula member in Jane Furse, Limpopo, and a fourth was shot dead, allegedly after pointing a firearm at police.

The three people have also been charged with malicious damage to property.

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According to police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, Operation Dudula members were in a bus on their way to the Jane Furse RDP sportsground for the launch of their movement and to hand over a memorandum about crime to local police.

Mojapelo said, "While on their way back toward the sportsground, their bus was allegedly attacked and damaged by a group of unknown people using stones. The bus was then stopped, and some passengers alighted from the bus and ran after the attackers. An unknown member of the community shot one of the members, who died instantly.

"The police received further information about another suspect who was allegedly threatening the patrons at one of the liquor outlets at the same RDP section. On arrival, the suspect started running and, in the process, he allegedly produced a firearm and aimed it at the police, who then responded by fatally wounding him."

A 25-year-old suspect was allegedly found in possession of two loaded pistols and "was positively linked to the murder", Mojapelo said.

The Operation Dudula event was cancelled.


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