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saps thumb100 News24 reports that national police commissioner General Khehla Sitole strongly condemned the continuous attacks on police officers, after a warrant officer was gunned down outside his home in full view of his son on Tuesday evening.  

The officer, Bhekisigcino Zethembe Khwela, 54, was in the company of his son and a friend chatting outside his house in KwaNdengezi near Pinetown when at least two gunmen accosted them.  The gunmen, who were on foot, fired several shots at them, instantly killing Khwela and injuring his son.  The friend escaped unscathed.  Khwela, who was a Mariannhill detective, was shot multiple times.  He was the second police officer killed on Tuesday, after Captain Lumkile Wiseman Tyibilika was murdered during the early hours of the morning in New Brighton in the Eastern Cape in a separate incident.  The motives for both incidents are not yet conclusive.  "The killing of our two colleagues yesterday is a reflection of what police must endure on a daily basis," said Sitole in a statement.

  • Read this report by Alex Mitchley in full at News24


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