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Four Eastern Cape suspects arrested for firing guns at KZN funeral

Unaware that police were monitoring a funeral in Harding, four suspects fired their guns and were arrested.

One of the three guns seized from four suspects who fired their firearms during a funeral in Harding on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: Supplied.

Published Mar 21, 2022

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DURBAN - Four suspects from the Eastern Cape who fired shots during a funeral in Harding on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, were arrested by police who were monitoring the funeral.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said a multi-disciplinary operation was held on Sunday in Harding to monitor a funeral in the Santombe area, when they heard gunshots being fired in the venue where the funeral was held.

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“Police swiftly identified the suspects and placed them under arrest,” she said.

She said the four suspects were charged for unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition as well as discharging a firearm in a public space.

“All the arrested suspects are from the Eastern Cape and were attending a funeral of a man who was shot and killed in Umtata,” said Mbele.

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Police said the three pistols that were found in their possession were seized.

“All four men will appear in the Harding Magistrates Court tomorrow[Monday],” said Mbele.

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