ANC commends swift arrest of Zimbabwe, Botswana and KZN suspects involved in deadly shootout with police

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The ANC commends the law enforcement agencies for their bravery in intercepting the gang of about 25 gunmen allegedly from KwaZulu-Natal, Zimbabwe and Botswana while planning a Cash-in-Transit (CIT) heist in Johannesburg on Monday 21st  February 2022. The heavily armed gang was  allegedly en route to carry out a CIT heist when their plans were thwarted by the law enforcement agencies. The confrontation happened in Rosettenville, South of Johannesburg and left 8 suspects dead and another 11 arrested. Seven police officers were injured during the ordeal.

We condemn this attempted robbery in the strongest terms. These incidents are becoming way too common in our country and are happening more frequently, endangering the lives of innocent citizens. It is clear, judging by the weapons found on the scene that these suspects were dangerous and prepared to kill. We commend the police for their hard work and dedication in pursuing these dangerous criminals. We wish the injured police officers a safe and speedy recovery.