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sapsTimesLIVE reports that police minister Bheki Cele received thunderous applause from mourners after promising the widowed wife of slain Port Elizabeth flying squad member Dwane Kemp that the police would assist the family in any way possible, including funding their daughter and unborn son's education.  

The state funeral for the 31-year-old was a moving tribute to newly married Kemp, who was described as a hero by several speakers including Cele, who said:  "This child (Jadyn) must go to school until she finds whatever degree she wants.  He (unborn son Coltyn) must do what he wants to do.  The SA police will be paying all the way through.  Everything must be done to soften the pain and burden this family has to carry.  It will be a long road but the SA police will walk this road with you."  Kemp was fatally shot last week while responding to an armed robbery at Port Elizabeth's Le Bon Bakery.  Four of the suspects were shot dead inside the bakery while a fifth suspect escaped and has yet to be arrested.

  • Read Tremaine van Aardt’s report on the above story in full at TimesLIVE

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