Acting commissioner promises to 'hunt down' cop killers

2015-10-28 13:02
(File, News24)

(File, News24) (Nielen de Klerk, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban - Those responsible for the slaying of a Simons Town police officer on Tuesday night will be "hunted down".

That was the vow from acting Western Cape police commissioner Major General Thembisile Patekile.

Constable Nkosiphedule Makeleni, 37, was shot and killed in Kuyasa, Harare in Khayelitsha on Tuesday evening, and was stripped of his service pistol. He had returned from a shift at the Simons Town Sea Border Unit only an hour before.

Patekile talked tough, insisting that "the perpetrators of this heinous act will be hunted down".

"The Western Cape is waking up to the sad news of yet another police killing. Our members are working around the clock to ensure that the suspects are apprehended and brought to book.

“Our heartfelt condolences go to the family and his colleagues," Patekile said.

This is the latest in a spate of attacks on police.

In another incident at Stanger, north of Durban on Tuesday night, a policewoman was wounded after she was ambushed by a group of men who later blew up six ATMS at a bank.

Read more on:    police  |  cape town  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.