Four Zimbabweans were shot dead in a shootout with South African police after they tried to rob a shop at Stoneridge Mall in Johannesburg.
One of the armed robbers killed is 27-year-old Everjoy Ndlovu from Mlomwe, Plumtree. He was wanted by South African police for a series of armed robberies.
Ndlovu’s uncle, Thaba Nleya, confirmed the incident after going to see the body.
“It’s true, we have seen the body, his death is the one that is shocking. As for him being an armed robber, we knew that our nephew was into that.
Nleya said the family was working to repatriate Ndlovu’s body to Zimbabwe.
According to the Gauteng Province police spokesperson, Major General Girly Mbele, the suspects met the police as they were exiting the mall.
The police approached the mall after hearing gunshots and upon arrival the suspects fired at the police as they tried to flee.