Two correctional services officers gunned down

2010-12-18 14:02

Two correctional services officers were gunned down in the country this week, the Department of Correctional Services said today.

“Correctional Services Officer Jannie Brits (41) was yesterday [Friday] gunned down at his residence on the terrain of the Witbank Correctional Centre in Mpumalanga,” said departmental spokeswoman Sarie Peens.

Brits was shot and critically wounded in the early hours of yesterday morning. He later passed away in hospital.

Brits is survived by his wife, Sylvia, and a daughter (16) and son (13).

Earlier this week, another officer was gunned down by an offender serving a life sentence.

The offender was at the Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth receiving medical attention at the time of the crime.

He was later rearrested and would face further charges of murder and escaping from lawful custody.

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