Anti-gang unit members arrested several suspects for murder and attempted murder in Manenberg

WESTERN CAPE – On 08 August 2019 at about 21:30, members attached to Anti-Gang Unit executed an intelligence driven operation due to ongoing shootings in Thambo Village, Manenberg.

Upon the members’ arrival on the scene they found a 26-year-old deceased woman with several gunshot wounds to her body. At the time of her death she was eight months pregnant and was a mother of two minors. The victim was on her way to purchase electricity with her 29-year-old male friend, who was also wounded in his left upper leg during the incident.

Members received information of a possible firearm at a premises in Lillian Ngoyi Street, Thambo Village. As the information was followed up members found one male and two females between the ages of 22 and 29 in possession of a prohibited firearm. The firearm was confiscated and booked in as exhibit. The firearm will be send for ballistic test to determine if it was used in the commission of crime.

The information received linked individuals who were allegedly connected to the murder investigation. Four males between the ages of 18 and 28 were arrested.

Further information gathered identified the perpetrators as members of a local gang.

Source: South African Police Service