Ngcobo Police Station shootings: Special task team investigates

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has called for swift and tough action to be taken against the men who opened fire on police officers on duty at the Ngcobo Police Station, killing five.

Eastern Cape Saps spokesperson Khaya Tonjeni says with the help of a team of experts, two men have been brought in for questioning.

So far the police haven't been able to link the two to the incident.

The investigation and search continue, says Tonjeni.

Read: Saps: Attackers spared 5 female cops in Ngcobo police shooting

We still following strong leads and we have confidence in this highly skilled team. We remain resolute that we could arrest by the end of today, if not it will be the end of this week.

Khaya Tonjeni, Eastern Cape's Police spokesperson

We are guided by intelligence information and we don't just want to go willy-nilly in any direction. We are also following strong leads from the crime scene that was analysed by a team of experts.

Khaya Tonjeni, Eastern Cape's Police spokesperson

We are also happy with the support and assistance we are getting from members of the public...

Khaya Tonjeni, Eastern Cape's Police spokesperson

Tonjeni says police were able to collect DNA samples from the local banks that were robbed on the same day.

He says police senior management is currently in a meeting to discuss the case and will report back to the public by 2 pm.

To hear more of this interview, listen below:


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