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JMPDTimeslive reports that another Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer has been killed – the fourth in less than a month.  The officer was gunned down while confronting three armed robbers In Ivory Park on Friday night.  

MMC for public safety, Michael Sun, said on Saturday that the 47-year old part-time traffic warden‚ who was off-duty and dressed in civilian clothing‚ was shot dead after witnessing an armed robbery near Busy Corner in Ivory Park.  “When he tried to intervene‚ the three armed robbers opened fire on him‚ shooting him in the arm and chest.  He sadly passed away on the scene,” Sun said.  No arrests have been made.  Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba expressed his anger and dismay about the incident.  He has asked Chief of JMPD, David Tembe, to set up a task team consisting of all JMPD Directors and to call an urgent meeting with the SAPS “to find a solution to the crisis the Department is currently facing.”

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