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joburgcityThe Star reports that the City of Johannesburg is offering a R100,000 reward to anyone with substantive information regarding the deadly shooting of an a Joburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer.  

He intervened when a taxi driver was being hijacked on Tuesday morning.  Mayor Herman Mashaba said:  “Ensuring the safety of our officials, and especially our JMPD officers, is my number one priority.  In the pursuit of keeping the residents of Johannesburg safe, I must first and foremost ensure my law enforcement officials are safe when conducting their work.  This is why we are offering this reward, and by doing so, I hope someone will come forward with information which will lead to the arrest of the suspect(s).”  Mashaba noted with sadness and anger that the attack followed just a week after an EMS ambulance was assaulted with a brick while tending to a maternity emergency and two weeks after two officers died when a drunk driver drove into them while they were on duty at a roadblock.  Two other officers were injured in that crash.

  • Read this report by Sibongile Mashaba in full at The Star
  • See too, Memorial service on Thursday for JMPD officer who was shot during hijacking, at Timeslive


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