On 17 February, a white BMW was stopped by police on the corner of Catherine and Kotze streets in Hillbrow. Sergeant Mduduzi Zondo of Hillbrow police said, “Police had been patrolling the area when they stopped the BMW with five occupants.”
Upon searching the vehicle, police found the weapons and ammunition.
Zondo said, “When police tracked the number plate it came to our attention that a false number plate had been used.”
Further investigation revealed that on 8 February, it had been reported to Yeoville police that the vehicle had been hijacked and the driver killed during the incident.
Watch: Sergeant Mduduzi Zondo of Hillbrow police give his statement:
Police are currently investigating whether the suspects were involved in the hijacking and murder incident.
The five suspects will appear in court soon on charges of motor vehicle theft and unlicensed firearms.
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