On Monday, a massive shootout took place in Rosettenville, Gauteng between SAPS and a heavily armed gang targeting cash in transit (CIT) van. After arresting 8 suspects, law enforcement made another breakthrough as another one of the main suspects were found.
SAPS uniform found among illegal possessions of suspect
Police got word of the suspect hiding out in Tembisa on the Gauteng East Rand and raided the premises on Wednesday.
According to police, this suspect is the one who shot at the police helicopter during the shootout and wounded the pilot and co-pilot.
Elias Mawela, Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, rushed to the scene in Tembisa. He explains that many illegal weapons ammunition was found in the suspect’s possession.
However, the biggest concern for SAPS is the fact that the suspect had police uniforms in his possession.
This shows that there are still a lot of “rotten” police officers in the midst of SAPS and that there is still a lot of work to be done within South Africa’s law enforcement.
#Rosettenville Police have arrested yet another suspect linked to the Rosettenville shooting.— Jacaranda News (@JacaNews) February 24, 2022
The suspect who was arrested in Tembisa on Wednesday, is believed to be the one who shot at police in the helicopter.
Lt Gn Elias Mawela explains: pic.twitter.com/Z1zTTWvsEU
The eight suspects who were arrested on Monday appeared in court on Wednesday and have been charged with eight counts of murder, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, possession of explosives and possession of hijacked vehicles.