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News in brief - Date: 20 March 2017
Written by: Andries van Zyl / Viewed: 10925
Following a dramatic shoot-out, the police in Makhado managed to arrest four suspects in Louis Trichardt early Monday morning.
The arrests came after a tip-off that an undisclosed number of armed suspects were staying in a house in Douthwait Street, less than a block away from Louis Trichardt Primary School.
Heavily armed members of the Makhado police surrounded the house and started to move in. The suspects, however, tried to flee the scene. This resulted in several shots' being fired between the police and the suspects.
Following the shoot-out and arrest, this normally quiet residential area was abuzz with police activity and bystanders wanting a closer look at the drama.
Local police spokesperson Const Irene Radzilane confirmed the arrest of the four suspects, adding that the police managed to recover two handguns and some 9mm ammunition upon searching the dilapidated house where the suspects were staying.
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Heavily armed police escort one of the four suspects arrested from the scene.
Andries joined the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror in April 1993 as a darkroom assistant. Within a couple of months he moved over to the production side of the newspaper and eventually doubled as a reporter. In 1995 he left the newspaper group and travelled overseas for a couple of months. In 1996, Andries rejoined the Zoutpansberger as a reporter. In August 2002, he was appointed as News Editor of the Zoutpansberger, a position he holds until today.
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