File: Police minister Bheki Cele during the justice, crime prevention and security cluster media briefing on 11 September 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa.
DURBAN- Police Minister, Bheki Cele, has praised officers who killed nine suspects, linked to a foiled robbery in Isipingo, south of Durban.
Cele says the police must be supported in the fight against dangerous and armed criminals.
A 29-year-old suspect has been arrested.
Members of the crime intelligence, task force and K9 units pounced on a gang of would-be robbers on Saturday morning.
This followed a tip-off about a planned robbery at a business premises in the area.
Unlicensed firearms, explosives and tools used for breaking and entering were recovered at the scene.