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sapsTimeslive reports that the church a gang of Eastern Cape police killers used as a base for their deadly crime spree is under investigation for operating as an alleged "satanic" cult and will be shut down.  

The Seven Angel's Ministries church was the scene of a bloody shootout on Friday night when the alleged murderers refused to surrender to police who surrounded the sprawling complex of zinc shacks and brick buildings.  Their refusal was sent through a hail of gunfire‚ which saw heavily armed officers retaliate‚ killing seven suspects and arresting 10 others.  An unknown number of gunmen‚ armed with automatic rifles‚ managed to escape.  The scene had been complicated by the presence of women and children, but miraculously none were killed.  More than 70 children were removed from the various buildings.  Since Wednesday night‚ a task team comprising various specialised police units had been tracking the killers of five Ngcobo police station officers and a retired soldier.  Members are believed to have discovered the gang's hideout after receiving a tip-off about the arrival of a large group of men at the church on Thursday.  National police commissioner General Khehla Sithole said when they had finished processing the crime scene they would close down the church.

  • Read this detailed report by Graeme Hosken in full at Timeslive
  • See too, Ngcobo massacre: Seven suspects dead after police shootout, at News24
  • And also, Cops recover 8 of 10 police firearms stolen in eNgcobo massacre, at News24
  • As well as, eNgcobo massacre a lesson that 'should never happen again', says Popcru, at News24

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