Shooting incident leads to R125 000 estimated drug bust


A shooting incident at Solmar Flats in Presbyterian Street, Thabong, has led to the recovery of a stash of drugs. At around 03:10, police in the township responded to a shooting incident and upon arrival found blood stains in one of the rooms.

According to statement released by the Office of the Provincial Commissioner of the Free State, One 7, live ammunition (65) and two empty cartridges were found and upon further inspection mandrax tablets and cash were discovered.


The incident took place on 3 January 2020. According to the statement, preliminary investigations revealed that a group of armed men arrived at the block of flats looking for a particular person.

They apparently knocked on every door until reaching the victim`s room where shots were allegedly fired and a 31-year- old man was injured on his left arm. He was referred to hospital by neighbours. Further investigations at the scene led to the recovery of more mandrax tablets found inside a white Toyota Tazz covered in a blood stained blanket.


A total of 2500 and 8 halves of mandrax tablets valued at about R125 000, an undisclosed amount of cash and a vehicle were confiscated. A case of dealing in drugs and attempted murder has been registered for further investigation.

The 31-year-old suspect, who is in under police guard at a local hospital, will appear in court once he is discharged. The police are on the lookout for suspects implicated in the shooting, and anyone with information should call Crime Stop at 08600 10111 or give information via MySAPS App.

“The seizure of this drugs is a breakthrough within our society as it leads to the destruction of our young people`s lives and is the course of most of violent crimes experienced,” said Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Baile Motswenyane. Motswenyane also applauded members of Thabong under the leadership of Lieutenant-Colonel Teboho Sedi as they continued to turn the tide against crime #Zizojika izinto.

Compiled by Pierce van Heerden