Church hostage drama and shooting, 5 killed, Zuurbekom

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Church hostage drama and shooting, 5 killed, Zuurbekom
Church hostage drama and shooting, 5 killed, Zuurbekom

Police in the early hours of 11 July 2020, were alerted to a hostage situation and shooting at the International Pentecost Holiness Church in Zuurbekom, in Westonaria, Gauteng.

Since their arrival at the scene around 03:00, police have up to this point arrested about 30 suspects and seized more than 25 firearms.

Five fatalities are confirmed. The scene is still active with SAPS Hostage Negotiators, the TRT, Special Task Force, Air Support and the SANDF on the ground.

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