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sapsANA reports that the national police commissioner, Khehla Sitole, on Tuesday condemned the attack on police officers who had responded to business robberies at two filling stations in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Monday morning.  

Police spokeswoman Brenda Muridili said members of Nongoma visible policing were ambushed while responding to calls of business robberies at two filling stations.  “On arrival at the scene they were met by a hail of bullets and they retaliated.  Suspects fled the scene and three police officers have been injured and were taken to hospital,” said Muridili.  General Sitole commended the members for their bravery and also wished the injured members a speedy recovery.  The chairperson of the parliamentary portfolio committee on police, Francois Beukman, also condemned the attack.  He said that the committee favoured the deployment of specialised units in hotspot areas and added that the spread of illegal firearms continued to be a worrying trend.

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