It is alleged police were tipped off by reporting a suspicious vehicle on the R33 near Greytown.  When  police attempted to flag down the vehicle, the escapees opened fire on the members.
“The police returned fire and, in self-defense, fatally wounded both suspects,” said Mhlongo.
The deceased suspects can not be identified at this stage. “The suspects cannot be identified until their families have been informed.”

Mhlongo added that because the escape took place in Johannesburg, police members from that area are currently making their way to confirm the suspects’ identities.