PARKTOWN – The Provincial Commissioner of the police in Gauteng Province, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has welcomed the arrest of seven suspects reported to be involved in various shooting incidents that had recently occurred in Eldorado Park.
On 21 July 2022, members of the SAPS Eldorado Park Tracing Team together with Soweto Tactical Response Team followed up on information regarding the whereabouts of suspects responsible for the recent shooting incidents in Eldorado Park.
The members proceeded to the provided address and upon arrival conducted a search on the premises.
The search resulted in the apprehension of five male suspects aged between 19 and 24 years. One of the suspects was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm with sixteen live ammunition.
Two more suspects were later arrested for other separate cases of murder.
All arrested suspects are expected to appear before respective Magistrates’ Court soon.
The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela applauded the members for their swift response and dedication in fighting crime. He furthermore expressed his gratitude to the community members for all their efforts in sharing information with the police as these successes could not have been possible without the integrated efforts of all parties involved.
The public is reminded to report any criminal activities on the SAPS Crime Stop Hotline at 08600 10111 or leave anonymous tip-offs via MySaps app.
Source: South African Police Service