Five suspects linked to the kidnapping of an elderly Indian national who was later rescued by police are expected to appear in two separate Gauteng courts on Monday.
They were handcuffed last week following police operations in Kliprivier.
The four men and one woman were arrested at a house while the owner of that house is still at large.
During the raid, police seized an AK-4 and two pump-action shotguns as well as foreign army uniforms.
The police’s Vish Naidoo said that the suspects would appear in the Palm Ridge and Johannesburg magistrates courts.
“The five suspects who were arrested, three for the kidnapping and the other two, a man and a woman, will be charged for being in possession of firearms and ammunition unlawfully.”
Meanwhile, police are investigating the possibility that the five suspects could be linked to a Melville drive-by shooting on New Year’s Day.
Two people were killed and others were injured when a gunman opened fire outside Poppy’s Restaurant.
In other news – Trouble in paradise: EFF leader Floyd Shivambu’s wife Siphesihle leaves the house, chef Lorna Maseko takes over
The marital coalition between EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu and his wife Siphesihle Pezi has crumbled like the red beret brigade’s alliance with the DA in the metros.
Sunday World can exclusively reveal that Pezi vacated their matrimonial house in Fourways and is now staying at an undisclosed location in Joburg. We can also reveal that the sultry television icon and chef, Lorna Maseko, who has been Shivambu’s chef, has now moved her culinary exploits to his bedroom. continue reading