Cape Town – Two suspected hitmen with links to the Terrible Joster gang in Eerste River, Cape Town, are expected to appear at the local magistrate’s court in connection with an attempted murder in Kleinvlei earlier this month.
According to police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Pojie, the suspects aged 18 and 22, were arrested in Eerste River on Monday.
Pojie said the Anti-Gang Unit received a tip-off while conducting tracing operations in the area on Monday evening, which led police to a residence in Heather Park, Eerste River, where they arrested the 22-year-old.
“They proceeded with the search for the second suspect, 18-year-old, who was traced and apprehended at a residence in the same area,” said Pojie.
Police found a 9mm semi-automatic Vector pistol and magazine in an open field near La Provence Street in Heatherlands, Eerste River.
“The firearm, with the serial number obliterated, was confiscated and handed in as an exhibit,” said Pojie.
The gun would be sent for ballistic testing.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe