Another two fled on foot, said Major Thulani Zwane.
He said police received information that wanted criminals were driving along the N3 highway on Thursday night so a police operation was set up.
They saw a car fitting the description and officers tried unsuccessfully to stop them. They started shooting at the police who had given chase.
“The members [police officers] retaliated in self-defence and two suspects were fatally shot. The other two suspects managed to flee the scene on foot.”
Police recovered two unlicensed firearms, laptops, and cellphones. Police suspected the items were taken during a recent business robbery in Dundee.
The vehicle they were travelling in was reported stolen in Berea, Durban.