Johannesburg - A Lesotho national living in South Africa illegally and wanted for eight murders was killed in a shootout with the police in Roodepoort.
The man was in the company of two of his countrymen who are believed to also be in the country illegally. One was shot and wounded while the other was arrested.
According to Gauteng Police's Mathapelo Peters, officers went to a hostel in Durban Deep, Roodepoort on Monday looking for the man in connection with eight cases of murder.
"The cases currently being investigated by the police relate to several incidents of murder committed in Matholesville, Durban-Deep, Brammfisherville, Roodepoort and surrounding areas.
"On arrival at the scene, it is alleged that a shootout ensued between the suspects and the police and one suspect was fatally wounded. A second suspect was injured and taken to hospital, while the third suspect was taken into custody.