Detective shot and killed

2016-04-20 15:26
Detective Constable Lindekile Sikade was shot and killed in front of his home on Monday morning on his way to work. Sikade served at the Grassy Park Police Station for 10 years.

Detective Constable Lindekile Sikade was shot and killed in front of his home on Monday morning on his way to work. Sikade served at the Grassy Park Police Station for 10 years.

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A sombre mood was set at the Grassy Park Police Station yesterday (Monday) morning after a detective was fatally shot while on his way to work.

“This morning (Monday) at around 06:15 a police constable stationed at the Grassy Park Detective Branch was shot and killed in front of his residence in Hlosi Street, by unknown suspects as he was about to leave for work. The member was sitting in his official police unmarked vehicle when he was attacked and robbed of his official 9mm firearm,” provincial police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana.

The provincial police commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the widow, family and colleagues of the slain member and has given his assurance that the criminals responsible for the attack will be sought with all the resources at the police’s disposal. “An attack on any member of the police is an attack on the entire police service,” Jula says.

Detective Lindekile Patrick Sikade served for 10 years at the station and in his wake leaves behind a wife and three children – the youngest being born just last month.
Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says the station was saddened by the news. “He was a very good detective. He was hardworking, diligent, dedicated and an asset to Grassy Park. He will surely be missed by all his colleagues. His dedication to Grassy Park police and the community he served will not be forgotten.”
Police have called on the public to help with the investigation and to communicate any information relating to the incident.
Information can be relayed to Warrant Officer Alfred Baker of the Hawks on 071 351 7464 or report to Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

All information will be treated confidentially.

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