The police arrested two suspects after police chased them for shooting at them after a funeral service in Siyabuswa yesterday.
According to police, the suspects had been driving from the cemetery in a convoy heading back home. Mourners randomly shot in the air when the police were monitoring the burial.
“The members tried to stop them, but the suspects shot at the police and sped off. A vehicle chase ensued, and the suspects lost control of their vehicle and collided with the wall at Siyabuswa E.”
The owner of the wall laid charges against the driver. The suspects’ vehicle was searched and one pistol with a filed serial number was recovered. An empty magazine was was also discovered. The vehicle was seized together with the firearm. Police will subject it to ballistic testing to verify if they did not use it in any crime.
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A 40-year-old from Ramokgeletsana Village and a 36-year-old from Siyabuswa will appear before the Mdutjana Magistrate’s Court today. They face charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm, discharging a firearm in public, attempted murder, malicious damage to property, reckless and negligence driving.