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Politicians funding gangs in Pietermaritzburg: Police.

KwaZulu-Natal police reported that they have found a link between a gang that has been terrorising communities and high profile people in Pietermaritzburg

Last week, seven people, including two women, were killed during a shootout with police at a house in the suburb of Scottsville.

Five suspects linked to the gang have been arrested.

According to the police, they were members of the notorious gang that had been terrorising residents in the area.

Police spokesperson Thembeka Mbhele says the arrests will bring stability in Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas.

“There are some high profile people, politicians and business owners that are there in Pietermaritzburg surroundings and they are funding, according to the information that we received, they are funding these gangs in committing the crimes but we are still working on that,” said Mbhele.

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