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handcuffsNews24 reports that after nearly a week on the run, a 24-year suspect has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the killing of an Eastern Cape police officer.  

The suspect was arrested on Sunday at his parents' home in Algoa Park, Port Elizabeth, by the Hawks' serious organised crime investigation unit following a manhunt.  His arrest came a day after the funeral of Constable Dwane Kemp, 31, who died last Monday following a shootout between police and five armed robbers at a bakery.  The suspect is due to appear in court on Tuesday on charges of murder, attempted murder, business robbery, possession of a firearm without a licence and possession of ammunition without a licence.  The national head of the Hawks, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya, hailed the arrest as a significant breakthrough in the fight against police killings.  During Kemp's funeral on Saturday, Police Minister Bheki Cele called on police officers to use the "tools" given to them responsibly and decisively when executing their duties and to do so within the ambit of the law.

  • Read Ntwaagae Seleka‚Äôs report on this story in full at News24

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