Two suspects in the murder of a police officer are expected to appear in the Rustenburg and Pretoria Magistrate’s Courts on Friday morning.
The Hawks arrested the suspects who face charges of murder, possession of unlicensed firearms, ammunition, and explosives, in Silverton, Pretoria and the second one in Rustenburg in the North West.
Police say a suspect’s vehicle was intercepted on the N4 highway and officers recovered an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
Further investigation led the police to Tlhabane in the North West where another suspect was apprehended and found in possession of unlicensed pistols, a rifle with ammunition as well as explosives.
It’s alleged that one of the pistols was positively identified and linked to a murder case that occurred in Pretoria in May when a police officer was killed.
#sapsHQ Gauteng: Duo aged 23 and 26 are expected to appear in Rustenburg and Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on 20/08 respectively, facing charges of murder, possession of unlicensed firearms, ammunition, and explosives. #PoliceKillings #TrioCrimes MEhttps://t.co/uqerxrCm91 pic.twitter.com/YQijlyFcMg
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) August 19, 2021