POLOKWANE: Three suspects aged between 25 and 26 were this morning, arrested by the Police in Jane Furse for allegedly attacking members of Operation Dudula Movement in which their bus got damaged and one of them shot dead at the RDP Section yesterday on Saturday 01 October 2022.One of the suspects was fatally wounded.

Preliminary police investigations indicate that the Dudula Movement members from Gauteng Province arrived at Jane Furse RDP Sports-ground yesterday for the launch of their Movement and also intended to hand over the memorandum to the local Police Management.

The group was reportedly travelling in a bus which drove to a demarcated area to collect the female members who were accommodated at different houses at the RDP Section.

While on their way back towards the sports ground, their bus was allegedly attacked and damaged by a group of unknown people using stones. The bus was then stopped and some passengers alighted from the bus and ran after the attackers when an unknown member of the community shot one of the members who died instantly.

The incident led to the cancellation of planned activities in the area and resulted in members of the Public Order Policing Unit (POPS), Tactical Response Team (TRT) and police members from the District being deployed to monitor the situation

A manhunt for the suspects responsible for the murder and malicious damage to property was immediately launched.

In the early hours of this morning at about 05h00, the Police conducted intelligence driven operation three suspects (two males and one female) were arrested in different houses.

The Police received further information about another suspect who was allegedly threatening the patrons at one of the liquor outlets at the same RDP section. On arrival, the suspect started running and in the process, he allegedly produced a firearm and aimed at the police who then responded by fatally wounding him.

The suspect, (25), was allegedly found in possession of two loaded pistols and was positively linked to the murder.

The Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended the police for arresting the suspects and has urged community members to assist the Police by providing information about the remaining suspects.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Investigation Officer Detective Sergeant Mamaiti Fossi Mamaile on 082 297 1778 or crime stop number 0860010111 or nearest police station or MySAPSApp.

Police investigations are continuing.

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