Monday, October 20, 2008

Suspect arrested for murder

By Mandisi Tyulu
20 October 200

On Sunday at about 23:00 a suspect was arrested after a Police member was killed and two Police members wounded in Browns Farm, Nyanga.

The members, who were on duty and part of a routine crime operation in the area, saw a stationed red Mazda with four occupants in Sikhwalimanzi Street and approached the vehicle, several shots were fired at the members.

A Reserve Constable stationed at Philippi East Police station sustained a bullet wound in the chest and died on the scene. Twenty nine years old Bulelani Ndita, who resides in Lower Cross Roads, was a Reservist for one and a half years.

The 30 year old Detective Constable who is also stationed at Philippi East Police station sustained a gunshot wound in his leg. He is in a stable condition in hospital.

A SAPS senior officer based at Provincial Visible Policing was shot in the stomach and both legs. He is currently in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Inspector Bernadine Setyn says the four males in the Mazda abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. One of them a 18 years old from Browns Farm was apprehended and will appear in court soon on charges of Murder and Attempted Murder 2 charges. The other three suspects are still at large.

Anyone with information can contact the Investigating Officer, Captain Paul Hendricks at the Provincial Organized Crime unit on (021) 950 1400


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