Investigations are underway to determine the motive behind a hostage drama that left four people dead in a residential estate in Moreleta Park on Wednesday.
Police negotiators secured the released of five hostages after responding to a call regarding malicious damage to property.
702's John Robbie spoke to associate Professor at the University of Limpopo, Jaco Barkhuizen, on how to manage a volatile hostage situation.
He said that there are psychological, political and criminal motivations behind hostage takers.
Listen to the interview below:
In a psychological hostage, it's important to keep the hostage taker calm and make him feel in control of the situation.— Prof Jaco Barkhuizen, University of Limpopo