The Provincial Commissioner of the police in Gauteng has commended members from Ekurhuleni District and Edenpark police station for heading his call to arrest perpetrators responsible for attacking the police yesterday, 12 October 2023.
In the early hours of this morning at about 02:00, the police arrested five suspects including the driver of the car that the police had stopped in an attempt to search it before they were attacked.
The suspects, aged between 32 and 57 will be charged with obstructing police in the execution of their duties, attack on police officers, assault on police officers, and attempted robbery of a firearm and the driver will face an additional charge of reckless and negligent driving. They will be appearing before the Palmridge Magistrates’ Court on Monday,16 October 2023.
The Provincial Commissioner has reiterated that those who seek to undermine the authority of the State will be dealt with decisively, “Let this be a lesson to those that think they are above the law.
“We should all have a common goal of fighting crime, we cannot allow a situation where some members of the community believe they do not have to abide by the law and decide to obstruct law enforcement officers while they perform their constitutional mandate,” warned Lieutenant General Mawela.
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