Police shoot and kill Soweto "guard killers" in KwaZulu Natal
Police have shot and killed two men who were wanted for the robberies and murders of two security guards in Soweto.
The men were killed in the early hours of Monday in KwaZulu Natal. Investigators are alleged to have gone to the families of the two suspects in Nkandla, looking for them. This followed a manhunt had been launched after the men were allegedly caught on camera shooting the two guards.
However, they were not at their homes and their parents allegedly did not assist the police regarding their whereabouts.
Police then went to Clermont where they found two suspects aged 24 and 26 in a shack.
A source said one of the suspects pulled out a firearm trying to shoot the police. However, one of the officers pulled out his own firearm and shot dead both the suspects.
Allegations are that the gun that the suspect had tried to shoot the police with was a 38 special revolver whose serial number had been filed off.
The two men are believed to have been the ones caught on dash-cam killing two security guards in Soweto two weeks ago.
Eric Ngobese, 38 and Boykie Moyo, attached to 24/7 Security Services, were shot in their work vehicle near Maponya Mall.
A 30-second video clip showed the security guards being ambushed and fatally shot while sitting in their work car and the two men running off after taking a pistol from one of the guards.