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sapsNews24 reports that national police commissioner General Khehla Sitole has condemned the killing of two police officers in separate incidents in three days in Gauteng.  

On Monday morning, a constable was shot dead while he and a warrant officer responded to a complaint at Ekangala, near Bronkhorstspruit.  When they arrived at the scene, the constable approached four men on foot to ask for information.  They just opened fire on the 43-year-old constable and ran off taking his firearm.  He was killed.  In a separate incident, a police sergeant was killed on Saturday when he arrived home from work in Payneville, Springs.  The officer was off duty, but still in his full uniform when he was killed.  The suspects fled the scene without taking anything and the motive for the murder is not known.  Sitole indicated that he had tasked a specialised team to track down and bring the perpetrators to book.

  • Read this report by Iavan Pijoos in full at News24
  • Read too, Police safety a ‘serious concern’ says Popcru, at Afro Worldview
  • Read too, Task team appointed following two Gauteng cop killings, at The Star

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