[ALERT] Sixth suspect arrested for Ngcobo police killings

The man was found in possession of one of the firearms stolen from the Ngcobo Police Station where five officers were killed last week.

Forensic pathology officers at the scene where police officers were killed when armed men attacked the Ngcobo police station in the Eastern Cape on 21 February 2018. Picture: Gallo Images/Sowetan/Michael Pinyana

NGCOBO, Eastern Cape - A sixth suspect in the Ngcobo police massacre has been arrested.

The man was taken into custody on Tuesday night.

He was apparently found in possession of a firearm of one of the police officers gunned down in the attack on the Eastern Cape town’s police station.

A special police task force swooped on the Seven Angels Ministries church last Friday and initially arrested ten suspects. But several of them had to be released due to a lack of evidence.

Seven more suspects were killed in a gun battle during last Friday’s raid.

Five accused have already appeared in court this week.

The sixth suspect, arrested last night, will be in the dock on Thursday.