members from the Western Cape Flying Squad were on routine patrol on the N2 freeway when they spotted a vehicle of which the occupants appeared suspicious. At approximately 11:30 they pulled the black Toyota Run-X from the road opposite Bonteheuwel, where the vehicle was searched. Two firearms, a 9mm Buccaneer pistol and a 9mm Browning CZ 83, which were both fully loaded, were recovered from where it was hidden beneath the gear lever compartment. The five male occupants, aged from 21 to 39 years, were arrested for the illegal possession of unlicensed firearms. Ensuing investigations would determine if they could possibly be linked to the recent gang activity on the Cape Flats. They will appear in court soon.

Johannesburg - A policeman was arrested after he was shot and wounded following a robbery in Rosettenville, Johannesburg, on Monday, Gauteng police said.

“The constable is under police guard at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital after he was shot and wounded during a house robbery,” Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said.

Dlamini said the metro police officer who shot the constable was patrolling in the area with other officers when they saw six men leave the house in Lang Street.

Metro police officers confronted the off-duty policeman and he pointed a firearm at them. The man was shot in the upper body and arrested. His appointment certificate and a pistol were seized.

His five alleged accomplices escaped with stolen goods including laptops and cellphones.

Sapa