Cape Town policeman shot dead

2013-03-19 07:47
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Cape Town - A police officer stationed at Gugulethu police station was attacked and fatally wounded in Nyanga Vlei informal settlement at about 18:25 on Monday.

According to police spokesperson Tembinkosi Kinana, the deceased policeman, in his early 30s, was off-duty at the time.

He was visiting a local panel beating workshop at Allies' Place when three unknown males appeared.

They demanded a firearm and then shot and killed him. They then took his service pistol and fled the scene.

The officer, whose identity is being withheld until his next-of-kin have been informed, died at the scene.

A case of armed robbery and murder has been opened, and no arrests have been made.


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