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sapsTimesLive reports that national police commissioner General Khehla Sitole has implemented a 72-hour activation plan to hunt down the men who gunned down a police captain in New Brighton in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday.  

A police spokesperson said the 50-year-old officer (as yet unnamed) was stationed at the protection and security services in King Williams Town and was deployed to the New Brighton area on a temporary basis.  Details around the murder are still unclear‚ however‚ the officer was gunned down at around 2.30am at Tshiwula Street in New Brighton.  He was shot multiple times in the head and his service pistol was taken.  The 72-hour activation plan put in place entails the mobilisation of critical resources including crime intelligence‚ forensic experts‚ the Hawks and tactical teams to ensure that no crucial evidence and intelligence is lost.

  • A short report by Iavan Pijoos is at TimesLive
  • Read too, Parliament condemns Port Elizabeth cop killing, at The Citizen

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