Four suspected murderers shot dead by police


Four men suspected of the murder of a mother and daughter were shot dead by the police on Saturday afternoon.

Col. Robert Netshiunda, police spokesperson, said the 48-year-old mother and her 22-year-old daughter were killed on Friday afternoon in Emachobeni in Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal.

“The police gathered information about the suspects and determined that they were apparently on their way to perform purification rituals at Mpophomeni. The suspects’ vehicle was intercepted in the Eskebheni area in uMzinyathi and the police officers showed the driver of the suspects’ vehicle to stop.”

However, the suspects opened fire on the police and the officers fired back. All four occupants of the vehicle were fatally wounded.

Three firearms were found in the possession of the suspects.