A suspect has been shot dead by police while changing lights on the R554 at Brakpan in Gautengs east rand.
Four other suspects were injured.
Spokesperson for the Hawks, Philani Nkwalase, said that based on intelligence, a group of vigilantes arrested these people while they were going to hijack a car in the area.
“A suspect has passed away and four people have been taken to the hospital for their injuries and were shot by the police. Acting on intelligence the HAWKS received information about intercepting a waiting truck. The information is analyzed and a plan is made to perform a malicious function. The suspects opened fire when they saw the police vehicle, no police officer was injured and there was no loss of life on the part of the police.”
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