Pretoria – Police in Limpopo reportedly arrested three people following an attack on members of the anti-immigrant movement, Operation Dudula, that resulted in the death of one of the group’s members.
According to IOL, police spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, said that the bus transporting the Operation Dudula members was damaged.
“Three suspects aged between 25 and 26 were [on Sunday] morning, arrested by the police in Jane Furse for allegedly attacking members of Operation Dudula movement in which their bus got damaged and one of them shot dead at the RDP section on Saturday, 1 October 2022,” said Mojapelo.
Mojapelo said the Operation Dudula members were in a bus on their way to the Jane Furse RDP sportsground for the launch of their movement and to hand over a memorandum about crime to local police, when the incident occurred, News24 reported.
“While on their way back toward the sportsground, their bus was allegedly attacked and damaged by a group of unknown people using stones. The bus was then stopped, and some passengers alighted from the bus and ran after the attackers. An unknown member of the community shot one of the members, who died instantly,” the spokesperson said.
“The police received further information about another suspect who was allegedly threatening the patrons at one of the liquor outlets at the same RDP section. On arrival, the suspect started running and, in the process, he allegedly produced a firearm and aimed it at the police, who then responded by fatally wounding him,” he said.
A 25-year-old suspect was allegedly found in possession of two loaded pistols and “was positively linked to the murder”, Mojapelo added.
According to the Citizen, the Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe commended the police for arresting the suspects and requested members of the community to assist the police by providing information about the remaining suspects.
Compiled by Junaid Benjamin