Highly wanted suspect arrested in Bolebedu

LIMPOPO – The suspect was arrested after the shootout in which one police officer was injured in the cross fire.

The suspect was alleged to be terrorising the community in and around Bolobedu for some time.

His arrest follows a joint operation by the Tzaneen Cluster Task Team and Bolobedu Crime Prevention members led by the Cluster Commander Major General Maggie Mathebula

Police spokesperson Lt Col Moatshe Ngoepe said the search for this suspect arose after the suspect shot and killed a 30-year-old in Madibeng Village on Saturday, 24 June, as well as a business robbery on 17 June in Motsinoni village.

“During the arrest, one 9mm firearm was recovered and the police officer and the suspect were taken to the hospital for medical treatment,” Ngoepe said.

Photo: Lim SAPS

The suspect will appear before the Bolobedu Magistrate Court as soon as he has recovered from his injuries.

“He will face several charges including murder, robbery, attempted murder as well as possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition,” Ngoepe concluded.

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