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.
“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.
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.