Police made a breakthrough by arresting one individual in reference to the capturing of six Anti-Gang Unit members in Samora Machel in Cape City on Wednesday morning, Western Cape police have stated.
“A 26-year-old suspect was arrested in Paarl this afternoon in reference to the capturing of AGU members in Samora Machel this morning. Investigations proceed,” stated police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa.
This comes after an announcement earlier by Western Cape prime cop and anti-gang unit head Jeremy Vearey that one firearm associated to the capturing had been discovered.
The specialised unit got here below fireplace after apprehending an individual they believed was linked to latest murders in Samora Machel, an space east of Cape City.
“Because the members have been trying to find one other suspect, additionally searched for severe crime within the space, photographs got here from one of many shacks,” police stated earlier on Wednesday.
Two of the six officers have been very severely injured.
They have been admitted to hospitals for emergency remedy.
The assaults on the AGU got here hours after Cele visited Samora Machel close to Nyanga to speak in regards to the residents’ considerations there on Wednesday.
The AGU was formally launched on November 2 as a response to gang-related actions and shootings.