Police prevented a farm attack this past weekend in Northern KwaZulu-Natal after they arrested armed men en route to a local farm.
According to South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda, officers from the Anti-Stock Theft team foiled the planned farm attack and arrested the suspects in Vryheid on Saturday afternoon, 3 December 2022.
“The members were on their routine duties when they received intelligence information about a vehicle with two occupants, who were allegedly on their way to attack a farm. Upon operationalising such information, the two suspects were cornered and arrested along the R69 Vryheid Road.”
Following their arrest, Police discovered ammunition and two firearms with serial numbers filed off.
“Preliminary investigations have revealed that one of the suspects has been on the police’s wanted list for cases of farm attack, robbery of a firearm and cellphones which he allegedly committed in Paulpietersburg in July 2022,” said Colonel Netshiunda.
The man was also being sought for farm attack cases and attempted murder in Louwsburg, in July 2022.
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