PARKTOWN – The Soweto Flying Squad followed up on information of a suspect wanted for murder and theft that happened in February 2019 where a man was fatally shot in Jeppe.

The members bust the suspect who was hiding in Diepkloof and further investigation led police to Jeppe Hostel where three unlicensed firearms and ammunition were recovered.

The suspect will be further profiled to determine if he was not involved in other cases. He will be appearing at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

In a separate incident, Soweto Flying Squad members seized two unlicensed firearms at Merafe Hostel after police received information of people who were seen at the hostel in possession of firearms.

As the police were approaching, the suspects fled leaving behind two unlicensed firearms.

The recovered firearms will be subjected to ballistic testing to establish possible linkage to previous serious and violent crime.

Gauteng police management has commended the officers for their positive response to the call to reduce the volumes of serious and violent crime which is often generated by the proliferation of illegal firearms.

The recovery of illegal firearms means sparing of lives of residents from criminals.

Source: South African Police Service