He said a shoot-out ensued between the alleged robbers and police. “The suspects disembarked the vehicle, ran off and continued firing shots. Police caught up with the suspects.”
Two were killed while a third was arrested. No police officers were injured.
Police recovered five unlicensed firearms - three rifles and two handguns - and ammunition.
A police hand radio and other law enforcement items were also recovered.
Makhubela said the grey Nissan X-Trail was stolen in August.