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Lone surviving suspect in Isipingo shootout due in court

The suspect is the only surviving member of a gang of criminals who were shot by police on Saturday during a foiled robbery in Ispingo, near Durban.

Picture: SAPS

JOHANNESBURG – Police say the man who was part of a group of suspected robbers in KwaZulu-Natal will appear in court next week on charges of attempted robbery and attempted murder.

The suspect is the only surviving member of a gang of criminals who were shot by police on Saturday during a foiled robbery in Ispingo, near Durban.

Nine suspects were shot dead during a shootout with police.

Spokesperson Nqobile Gwala said, “The 29-year-old suspect is due to appear in court next week. He will be charged with attempted robbery as well as the charges of attempted murder.”

Police Minister General Bheki Cele has praised a crime intelligence driven operation that led to the swift reaction by police.

In a statement, Cele said the officers must be supported in the fight against dangerous and heavily armed criminals.

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