Suspect killed after 12-hour Nyanga Shoprite hostage drama

Police managed to rescue 10 people who were held hostage inside the Nyanga Junction shopping centre following a tense stand-off between robbers and police.

The hostage situation reportedly lasted for 12 hours and a security guard was critically injured during an exchange of gunfire.

According to EWN reporter Kevin Brandt, the suspects wanted to rob a Shoprite store where Sassa grants were due to be paid out.

During a media briefing on Monday night police confirmed that one of the suspects died while another remained in police custody, says Brandt.

To hear more of this report by Kevin Brandt, listen below:


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