sapsNews24 reports that a 41-year-old off-duty police officer was shot and killed in Parow, Cape Town, on Tuesday afternoon. The SA Police Service (SAPS) member was shot and killed in Victoria Street.

According to police spokesperson Andre Traut, the police sergeant was stationed at Parliament. The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated by the Hawks. "Arrests are yet to be made and the motive is yet to be established," Traut advised. Earlier this month, the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) said it was concerned about the alarming rise in the killing of officers. "The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union finds it infuriating the snail's pace level at which recurring incidents of officer killings are being undermined, if not ignored, resulting in at least six deaths within the last 10 days, and bringing the total number of killings to 38 within the last eight months," said Popcru spokesperson Richard Mamabolo.

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