JOHANNESBURG - Police confirmed a hostage drama was underway in Evaton, south of Johannesburg, on Friday morning.
It is understood a man was holding his girlfriend hostage in a park close to the Evaton Police Station.
Officials said the special task force was called in to help resolve the situation.
“At this stage police negotiators are on the scene, as well as the special task force,” said the police’s Katlego Mogale.
Earlier, another police spokesperson, Tshisiwa Mileni, said it appeared the man shot and wounded his brother before taking his own girlfriend hostage.
“He’s willing to come out of the car, but if he sees the police, he will start shooting.”
The wounded man was taken to hospital.