DURBAN – Yesterday at 15:30, the police officers from the National Public Order Police were conducting patrols in the Imbali area when they received a complaint of spinning of tyres.

They proceeded to Imbali Unit 2 and when they entered Vimbukhalo Road they heard gunshots. They alighted from their vehicle and proceeded to the direction where gunshots were fired. It is alleged that a male that was among the group of people fired shots at the police officers. Other units also responded to the scene and a search was conducted with the assistance of the canine.

A 35-year-old suspect that was in a taxi was placed under arrest after he was found in possession of illegal firearm and ammunition. A taxi was also impounded for further investigation. The suspect will appear before the Pietermaritzburg Magistrates’ Court tomorrow on charges of attempted murder, possession of illegal firearm, possession of ammunition and discharging a firearm in an urban area.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner for KwaZulu-Natal, Major General Thulani Gonya welcomed the arrest of the suspect and the recovery of illegal firearm.

Source: South African Police Service

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