Aspiring cop dies during fitness test
Johannesburg - A 26-year-old man collapsed and died while trying out for the Tshwane metro police academy on Tuesday, a police spokesperson said.
The aspiring recruit was part of a group running the 2.4km fitness test, which is part of the physical evaluation for all prospective police officers.
Tshwane metro police spokesperson Console Tleane said he collapsed a few metres outside the gates of the academy at 14:15.
"He was taken into the academy and given CPR while an ambulance was on its way. Staff decided to rush him to the Pretoria West Hospital, which is a few minutes away," Tleane said.
He died in hospital.
The Tshwane metro police is assessing more than 60 000 applications for 500 places as metro police students.
The assessment involves physical evaluation to test the suitability of potential candidates.