CAPE TOWN - Ten suspects are behind bars following a bloody breakthrough in the investigation into an attack on an Eastern Cape police station.
Earlier this week, six people, including five police officers, were killed in the attack on eNgcobo police station.
Members of a task team set up to hunt down the killers swooped on a church on Friday night. A gun battle ensued and seven people were killed.
One police official was wounded in the shooting.
National police chief, Khehla Sitole is in Ncgobo on Saturday along with Police Minister Fikile Mbalula.
Mbalula said: “It is important that when police officers get killed we don’t respond to that matter with just business as usual, we’ve got to put an effort. Because police officers, no matter what you think, they represent the law. Just the death of one police officer is too many.
“The suspects arrested are zombies and not humans, it’s what happens in hell. The shooters shot one of our men in the leg and that’s when we opened fire.”
#Ngcobo Mbalula "There is no church there - its just satanism. They are not praying for anything, they have hypnotized people. They are turning people into Zombies".— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) February 24, 2018
He says police reacted with force when they were met with gun shots last night. HM
#Ngcobo Mbalula has warned the community to be careful what churches they attend - saying "you didnt know you live nearby to where Satan lives" - describing the suspects killed and arrested last night. HM— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) February 24, 2018
This article first appeared on EWN : Mbalula: When police officers are killed, it cannot be business as usual