Alleged Eastern Cape cop killer arrested

2015-09-09 15:28
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Queenstown - One of the men who allegedly shot and killed a police officer at the weekend has been arrested, the Hawks said on Wednesday.

The 34-year-old man was arrested in Queenstown on Tuesday for the murder of a Sergeant Xolani Sowambi, Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said. 

Sowambi was hijacked and killed while en route to work on Saturday.

His private vehicle was spotted in Whittlesea the following day. Two men ran away from the car after it was stopped by police. 

Police were still looking for the man's accomplice. 

The 34-year-old was expected to appear in the Queenstown Magistrate's Court on Thursday. 

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