23 May 2019
EThekwini Municipality Welcomes Arrests Of Three Suspects Following The Murder Of Two Metro Police Officers Tuesday Night
The City commends the law enforcement agencies for heeding its calls to move with speed and nab suspects barely three days after the murder of two of its Metro Police Officers.
The integrated operation resulted to three suspects being arrested in the early hours of this morning in KwaMashu. The fourth suspect sustained gunshot injuries after exchanging gunfire with the police. He is under heavy police guard in one of the hospitals in the city.
Seargent Fana Dladla and Sonto Mhlanga, were guarding residence of eThekwini Councillor Boxer Zulu in Bhambayi near Phoenix when they came under attack. EThekwini’s Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer, calls on the police to gather all the evidence that would help to secure conviction.
“We are very proud of the good work that police have done. I wish this case is dealt with expeditiously and police remove murderers from our communities and put them where they belong. I have said it before that killing a police officer is tantamount to high treason. People who are doing that do not belong to our society but in prison. I hope our courts will send a clear message to the would-be police killers that taking a life of a police officer and other citizens in general, will not be tolerated in this country,” said Peer.
The police recovered a firearm belonging to one of the deceased Metro Police Officers.
Issued by eThekwini Municipality, Communications Unit Spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela. For media enquiries contact 031 311 4820/18.