gunNews24 reports that Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Saturday that a gun stolen from slain KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) police sergeant Nkosinathi Ngcobo was used in the shooting and killing of two Mtubatuba traffic officers who were murdered while on duty on Monday.

Cele was speaking at the funeral in Kempton Park of of Sergeant Sharon Mogale, who was shot and killed while inside a Tembisa retail shop. The suspects stole her service pistol as well as that of her colleague. One person has been taken in for questioning. Cele advised that two persons had been arrested in connection with the killing of Ngcobo. The accused, while out on parole, had embarked on a killing spree of law enforcement officers in KwaZulu-Natal, and stealing their firearms. "They killed two security officers and didn't find firearms, they then killed Sergeant Ngcobo and took his firearm, they killed two traffic officers and disarmed them... in a space of four days," Cele said. Ngcobo was shot and killed while driving in his police vehicle in the Nyanda area last week. His service pistol, wallet and cellphone were stolen by the killers. In Mtubatuba, traffic officers Sizwe Sithole and Mxolisi Lamula were ambushed and killed inside their official car while doing routine patrols on Monday. The killers fired a hail of bullets at them and then stole their firearms. The two traffic officers died on the scene. Another officer, Sergeant Pumlani Dastile, was buried on Friday in the Eastern Cape. Dastile, who was attached to the Eastern Cape provincial organised crime unit, was shot and killed last week by two gunmen in Zwelitsha while following up on information about a business robbery.

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