More suspects arrested in connection with Kraaifontein police murders

The latest arrests were revealed by Police Minister Bheki Cele.

Police Minister Bheki Cele speaks to the media on 2 March 2021 after visiting the families of the two police officers who were killed while on patrol in Kraaifontein on 28 February 2021. Picture: Lizell Persens/Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN - More suspects have been arrested in connection with the recent murders of two police officers in Kraaifontein.

A 32-year-old man has already appeared in court for allegedly shooting Sergeant Mnakwazi Mdoko and Constable Mninawa Breakfast last weekend.

The latest arrests were revealed by Police Minister Bheki Cele.

On Thursday night, an intelligence-led police operation resulted in nine arrests in Khayelitsha.

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The suspects were taken into custody for being in possession of unlicensed firearms.

Two of the firearms were then identified as those of the police officers murdered in Kraaifontein last weekend.

Cele said that the latest developments were thanks to combined efforts from various departments within the SAPS.

He also reiterated a call for harsher punishment for those guilty of attacks on police officers.

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