Operations to root out criminality in Pietermaritzburg are ongoing as police work hard to capture criminals that are roaming the streets and terrorizing the community.
This was followed by an operation that was conducted on the morning of 24 June 2021, in the Pietermaritzburg CBD. The team proceeded to a men’s hostel where they were following up information about a murder suspect who was in unlawful possession of a firearm.
A search was conducted in the hostel and a revolver with 13 rounds of ammunition was found in the suspect’s possession.
The 32-year-old suspect was placed under arrest. The suspect was positively linked to a case of murder that was opened at Boston SAPS. It is alleged that on 25 April 2021 at 22:17, Khalipha Shezi (22) was shot at Incwadi area. He sustained injuries on the head and body. He was taken to hospital where he later died.
The recovered firearm will be subjected to ballistic testing. The suspect is expected to appear before the Pietermaritzburg Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 28 June 2021.