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Construction Mafia: Eight arrested in Durban

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Eight armed men, who allegedly ambushed an independent contractor repairing water infrastructure in Sinamuva Road in Inanda, north of Durban, were arrested on Tuesday.

Metro Police Spokesperson Colonel Boysie Zungu said the suspects were identified by the construction Community Liaison Officer (CLO).

“We were informed that 10 suspects ambushed site workers, demanding to speak to the foreman and the CLO. The men, who were armed and aggressive, demanded that the site be closed, and work stopped immediately.”

“The incident was reported to the Metro Police, who were on site the following day when eight armed men returned, presumably to ensure that the site was closed,” said Zungu.

A firearm and 14 rounds of 9mm ammunition were recovered and a vehicle was impounded.

“The suspects were detained and will be processed at the Inanda Police Station,” said Zungu.

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