Like many South Africans, DJ Warras has welcomed the news over another KZN SAPS  shootout with criminals, this time resulting in the deaths of nine suspects in Marianhill.

The men – aged between 18 and 23 – were accused of “terrorising” their community and were wanted for serious and violent crimes, including rape.

The outspoken radio personality shared his strong opinions on his official X platform.


On social media, many South Africans have praised police and, in particular, the KZN SAPS after nine suspected criminals were shot dead in Marianhill on Wednesday, 3 April.

Joining them was DJ Warras, real name Warrick Stock, who praised authorities for their fight against crime.

However, according to Newzroom Afrika, several analysts have questioned the action of police, who reportedly killed 80 criminals between April 2023 and April 2024. This follows news of an official IPID-mandated investigation into the actions of police.

KZN police lauded after 9 suspects killed in morning raid.
Shootout in the Desai area of Mariannhill, where nine suspects were killed by KZN police. Image: SAPS

Responding to the clip, he angrily tweeted: “How many innocent people had the 80 killed in their criminal shenanigans? F**k them. I wish the police would kill more! 

“Stop arresting violent criminals. ESPECIALLY those who take innocent lives with no remorse or consideration. Including the lives of the very police, who have an EXTREMELY difficult job dealing with these demons. The jails are full. Fusek – mabahambe”

He continued in more tweets:

“If they kill people, if they kill police. If they want to play “Shootout / Shootout” – send them, ku’Satane!”

“Shoot at cops – Go home in a body bag!”


Meanwhile, Minister of Police Bheki Cele stated that KZN SAPS acted lawfully when killing the nine suspected criminals in Marianhill.

In a media briefing on Thursday, the minister – who enforced the “shoot to kill” mandate in 2009 – commended the police for their work.

He said: “I now need them to make sure that they do not allow anyone to pick up where these boys left off. No one must think they will take up this space. The police will come out on top”.

He added: “We are confident, however, that our action was lawful.”

According to KZN SAPS provincial commissioner Lt-General Nhlanhla Mkwanazi, police “make it their business to know who is a trouble maker.”

Justifying the police killing suspected criminals, he told eNCA: “In the process of us trying to arrest them, and they start fighting, it’s the fight we end up winning.”


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