Nine suspects have now been confirmed killed and one arrested following a shootout with police in Isipingo, south of Durban.
It is alleged that the suspects had planned to rob a business premises but when they arrived police were on standby at the scene and a shootout ensued.
KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Nqobile Gwala explains, “Police received information about a planned robbery at one of the business premises in Isipingo, and to bomb a safe. The police officers were in position before the suspects arrived. Immediately when they saw the officers they fired shots and there was an exchange of gunfire.”