SAPS Ermelo apprehends Sun City shooters

SAPS Ermelo apprehends Sun City shooters

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GK CRONJE

23 March 2021

The three suspects stormed a shebeen in Sun City, before firing randomly at patrons.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Ermelo has been lauded for managing to arrest three suspects for the killing of two men at a local tavern, just days after they allegedly committed the crime. “The management of police in Mpumalanga has applauded SAPS members in Ermelo for their tenacity in arresting three men, aged between 24 and 29, on allegations of murder as well as attempted murder. These suspects are allegedly involved in a shooting incident where two men were murdered whilst four others sustained serious injuries. A probe into the incident was immediately sanctioned, as a result, the three were arrested yesterday, Friday, 19 March 2021.

During the arrest, police recovered two firearms and ammunition, an act which culminated into additional charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. Police will also widen the scope of their probe with a view to establish if the firearms were not illegally used elsewhere” the SAPS in Mpumalanga said in a statement. The three suspects stormed a shebeen in Sun City, before firing randomly at patrons. According to SAPS, six men were shot. While four of them sustained injuries, the other two men were announced dead on scene. The suspects face murder and attempted murder charges and are due to appear before the Ermelo Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 23 March 2021.