Suspect arrested in connection with Rosettenville shooting to appear in court on Friday

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Police say the suspect arrested in connection with this week’s Rosettenville shooting in which eight suspects were killed, will appear in the Tembisa Magistrate’s Court east of Johannesburg on Friday.

The suspect is one of a 25-member gang that exchanged fire with police at a safe house in the south of Johannesburg while planning to commit a Cash-In-Transit robbery.

Ten suspects arrested on Monday appeared briefly in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday and the case was postponed to next month.

The Hawks spokesperson, Thandi Mbambo, says the suspect will be charged with unlicensed firearms, ammunition, and possession of suspected stolen property.

“The suspect was accosted in the street in Tembisa and a 9mm pistol found in his possession. Further investigation led to his place of residence where a search was conducted and the following recovered: four assault rifles, five pistols including the one found in his possession, rifle and pistols magazines, G4S and SAPS bulletproof vests, and uniform. He will be charged with possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition as well as possession of suspected stolen property.”

CIT Heist I Cele, Mawela brief the media from scene in Rosettenvillle: