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Man arrested over Ngcobo police station attack remanded in custody, five suspects released

Feb 27, 2018
Man arrested over Ngcobo police station attack remanded in custody, five suspects released

A 45-year-old man made a brief appearance in the Ngcobo Magistrate's Court on Tuesday in connection the murder of the five police officers and a soldier during a brazen attack on the Ngcobo police station in the early hours of Wednesday last week.

"Other charges that have been added against the suspect include among others attempted murder, house breaking, robbery and malicious damage to property," said Hawks spokesperson, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

The man was remanded in custody to the 8th of March.

"The suspect will be joining the other four suspects, aged between 20 and 30, who also appeared at the Magistrate's Court in Engcobo on Monday facing the same charges," Brig Mlaudzi said.

He said that Andani Monco (30), Siphosomzi Tshefu (24), Kwanele Ndlwane (22) and Siphesihle Tatsi (20) will also appear again on the on the 08 March for a formal bail application.

At least 10 suspects were arrested last week Friday following a shootout with the police at a local church

"Five of the suspects have since been released, however investigations into their involvement are still continuing."