Gauteng cops fatally wound alleged murderer in shootout


File picture: Pexels Ekurhuleni – A murder and attempted murder suspect has been fatally wounded during a shoot-out with police in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng police said on Sunday. “Police received information about a man who was wanted for a string of murders in Ekurhuleni,” Captain Mavela Masondo said. “The suspect was spotted in Emalahleni informal settlement... Read More

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