3 Tsakane cop killers arrested, unlicensed firearm recovered

South African Police Service

3 Tsakane cop killers arrested, unlicensed firearm recovered
3 Tsakane cop killers arrested, unlicensed firearm recovered

Three suspects aged 28, 29, and 30 are expected to appear in court on 1 July 2021, linked to the murder of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department Constable, Khanyelihle Hadebe (25).

It is alleged that in March this year, an off-duty Constable Hadebe was shot by unknown suspects at the gate of the house in Tsakane when visiting a friend. The suspects allegedly shot and wounded Hadebe, robbed him of his service pistol and cell phone then fled the scene.

Constable Hadebe later succumbed to the gunshot wounds.

Further investigation revealed that Hadebe’s cell phone was activated and operated in Duduza, Ekurhuleni and also in Limpopo province after it was reported stolen.

Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation in Germiston successfully traced the suspects and apprehended them in Duduza.

The investigation team seized Hadebe’s cell phone and an unlicensed firearm with serial number filed off.

The trio is expected to appear in the Tsakane and Nigel Magistrates‘ Court facing charges of murder, robbery, possession of unlicensed and ammunition, and possession of suspected stolen cellphone.

Investigation continues.

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