Today's Labour News

newsThis news aggregator site highlights South African labour news from a wide range of internet and print sources. Each posting has a synopsis of the source article, together with a link or reference to the original. Postings cover the range of labour related matters from industrial relations to generalist human resources.

gunTimeslive reports that an off-duty police detective was dragged from his car and shot dead by a gang of men near Isipingo‚ south of Durban‚ on Monday.  

Police spokesman Brigadier Jay Naicker said that the officer‚ a detective stationed at Umlazi‚ had been sitting in his car with a companion when the men surrounded his vehicle.  He reported further:  “It is alleged that at least six unknown suspects approached them and forced the detective out of his vehicle.  He was shot and died instantly.  His companion was also wounded during the attack.  The police officer’s firearm was taken by the suspects before they fled the scene in their getaway vehicle.”  Acting provincial police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi condemned the killing.  The attack follows the wounding of a police dog handler who was ambushed as he arrived at his Shongweni home.  He was shot several times and is still in a Durban hospital.

  • Read this report by Jeff Wicks in full at Timeslive

Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page