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sapsSABC News reports that, as the number of police officers killed in the line of duty continues to decline, the police ministry says the fight against police killings in the country is winnable.  

Twenty-nine police lost their lives so far this year, as compared to 57 last year.  Police officers killed in the line of duty were remembered at a commemorative event in Potchefstroom on Sunday.  It was a moment to remember the fallen men and women in blue.  Among them was 49-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Herman Masilo, who died last August.  The lives of his wife, Vuyiswa, and their two sons have changed forever.  “I urge other women who, like me, lost their husbands … they must accept and be strong.  There was not much we could change.  Our husbands died in the line of duty,” his widow Vuyiswa Masilo said.  The Provincial Police Commissioner encouraged all members to stay strong and united.  It is hoped that more lives will be saved in the next financial year.

  • Read this report by Jake Mokoma in full at SABC News

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