A homeowner allegedly shot and killed two knife-wielding intruders in Sundra, Mpumalanga in the early hours of Wednesday, 14 September.
HOMEOWNER KILLS TWO ALLEGED ROBBERS
South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said the police received a complaint about a shooting and when they arrived at the scene they found two men with gunshot wounds. The pair was later declared dead at the scene by paramedics.
“Further reports indicate that the two males are suspected to have entered into the house where they supposedly gained entry through breaking a window of the study room. It is further alleged that the two were in possession of knives,” said Mohlala.
The homeowner was alerted to the alleged intruders’ presence by the sound of an alarm. The man – armed with his private licensed firearm – went to investigate.
He heard a “strange noise in the kitchen” and came across the intruders “then reportedly noticed the two in possession of knives,” said the police spokesperson. The homeowner alleges the intruders tried to stab him and he opened fire.
“Police are currently investigating the circumstances leading to the shooting incident and an inquest case has been opened. Two knives that were found on the crime scene also form part of the investigation,” said Mohlala. A housebreaking case is also under investigation is also underway.
Action Society Director and former Afriforum Head of Security, Ian Cameron, praised the homeowner as a hero that fought back and won.
Mpumalanga police commissioner, Lieutenant-General Semakaleng Manamela, said police investigators would work “without fear or favour” to get to the bottom of what happened during the shooting incident.
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