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Another cop killed in Eastern Cape

2012-04-05 11:31

Johannesburg - A policeman has been shot dead by two men in Elliot, outside Mthatha, Eastern Cape police said on Thursday.

The 44-year-old sergeant, attached to the Elliot visible policing unit, was shot by two men as he approached his house at 18:30 on Wednesday, said Lieutenant Colonel Sibongile Soci.

The policeman died at the scene. The two gunmen ran away.

"At this stage the motive for attack is still unknown," said Soci.

He was the second police officer killed in the province this week.

A 33-year-old constable was shot dead while on patrol in Veeplaas, Port Elizabeth, on Monday. Her 36-year-old colleague was critically wounded.

Eastern Cape police commissioner Lieutenant General Celiwe Binta has condemned the murders.

"It is very infuriating and ravaging to hear that we have yet again lost another member of our [SA Police Service] family in the hands of merciless scoundrels," she said.

No arrests had been made in either case.

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Comments
  • Elkita - 2012-04-05 11:45

    This murgers happen because we have a government we are ashamed of.Zuma is a weakling.He can't run a country...............

      Mattewis - 2012-04-25 11:27

      It's more the ANC/SACP alliance that cannot run a country. Zuma is just a minor & temporary manifestation of the larger problem. Remember that Malema was expelled due to insubordination, not due to his genocidal racial hatred toward whites. The whole structure is a violent entity that is corrupt from the very bottom right to the top, and through typical communist double-speak they condemn the very actions they themselves commit! We shouldn't be surprised about these murders. I think the biggest miracle of South Africa is the tolerance of South Africans toward each other, in spite of the ANC/SACP alliance (relatively speaking, of course)! If this country were Pakistan, there would have been major parts where government control had totally collapsed! Changing a revolutionary terrorist organization into a government is like trying to teach a crocodile to become a vegetarian!

      jacob.ndlovu.3 - 2012-05-24 04:46

      Bring back the blady death penalty- Simple...these sort of violent crimes will decline and expel Zuma and the ANC and get a competent governemnt to run South Africa because we are heading down the drain with all the crime and organised crime, corruption and wildlife poaching!

  • Mbuyi Mabuya Maphalala - 2012-04-05 11:58

    I'm no fan of the death penalty but I am now reconsidering with view into maybe it would not be a bad idea that it is reintroduced. People are getting away with hideous crimes like murder, rape and all other vicious and senseless crimes. You don't have the right to live when you have taken someone else's life period.

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-04-05 13:53

    RIP

      Thandekile Pokolo - 2012-04-05 14:27

      i don't understand why the ppl their kill the innocent ppl just for something like ,gun,dvd,cars something like that

      Mattewis - 2012-04-25 11:39

      @Thandekile Attributing the murder motive to material poverty/wealth, is like blaming the cause of rape on sexual desire. Similar to aforementioned, material wealth gained by murder is just an added bonus. It's all about feeling powerful, and control over the life/death of another constitutes the ultimate level of power-delusion! The only way you can fix the problem, is by removing power from the offender(s) by removing said individual(s) from society permanently!

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-06 19:50

    where there is smoke there is fire

  • jacob.ndlovu.3 - 2012-05-24 04:45

    Bring back the blady death penalty- Simple...these sort of violent crimes will decline and maybe get expel Zuma and the ANC and get acompetent governemnt to run South Africa because we are ehading down the drain with all the crime and organised crime, corruption and wildlife poaching!

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