TWO Lesotho nationals who are believed to be illegal immigrants were on Friday nabbed in Soweto by the South African police in connection with the fatal shooting of a Pimville resident at the Chicken Farm informal settlement in Kliptown, Johannesburg.
April 25, 2022
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SA police arrest Lesotho citizens for murder
The men arrested for the Chicken Farm murder in SA
- Pimville residents accuse illegal immigrants of stealing power cables
- A third suspect killed when he pointed a gun at police
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The shooting according to police broke out when a group of residents protested against people who live in the informal settlement, accusing them of stealing power cables.
During the shooting that ensued, Kgomotso Vincent Diale was allegedly gunned in a hail of bullets.
Police investigations that followed led the arrest of the two Lesotho citizens in Dlamini and Chiawelo, Soweto.
Upon their arrest, a third suspect was fatally shot after he pointed a firearm at the police, according to a statement by Brigadier (Brig) Brenda Muridili.
Brig Murudili said police followed up on information about suspects in possession of firearms in Soweto.
Police seized two firearms and ammunition from the arrested suspects.
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“Preliminary investigations have linked the arrested suspects to the shooting incident that occurred on Monday at Chicken Farm where six people were shot. One of the victims, Diale, 34 died on the scene while five others were taken to hospital. Three of them have since been discharged while two still remain in hospital,” she said.
Eye witnesses said a VW, Golf bearing Lesotho registration number stopped near a group of Pimville residents and its occupants opened fire on them, killing Diale in the process.