Another cop shot in Cape Town

2012-10-17 11:23

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Cape Town - Another police officer has been shot and wounded in a spate of attacks in Cape Town, police said on Wednesday.

Warrant Officer November Filander said a police sergeant, 29, was shot in his midriff by three "suspicious-looking men" in Belhar on Tuesday night.

He got out of his vehicle to stop the men on the corner of De Mist and Anreith streets, when they fired several shots.

The three, aged 18 to 24, ran away and were arrested soon after. An attempted murder case was opened.

Three police officers were killed last week. Constables Mandisi Nduku, 27, and Phindiwe Nikani, 26, were shot while on patrol in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, on Friday night. Nikani died on the scene and Nduku later in hospital.

A man, 28, will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court later on Wednesday in connection with the killings.

Last Wednesday, metro police officer Mpumelelo Xakekile, 50, was shot dead while issuing a fine to a minibus taxi driver in Khayelitsha.

Sandisile Ncapayi, 18, appeared in connection with the killing and will return to court on Monday.

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