SAPS national commissioner General Fanny Masemola told reporters in Makhado in Limpopo province, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) northeast of Johannesburg, that a police officer was “very seriously injured” and was taken for medical care. Went.
The shooting lasted for about 90 minutes, Masemola said.
According to police, which had been tracking the suspects’ movements for some days, the investigation began in January with the assistance of the country’s intelligence unit.
Masemola said, “Our intention was to arrest them before they could go out and commit crimes.”
Robberies of cash trucks are a regular occurrence in the crime-ridden southern African country.