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Cape cop killings suspect in court

2011-05-28 08:02

Johannesburg - A 23-year-old man accused of killing two policemen in the Western Cape appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court on Friday, Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela said.

Sivuyile Sangovana, aged 23, faces murder charges after Warrant Officer Girshwin Matthee and Student Constable Cannon Cloete were killed while responding to a crime call in Kraaifontein, near Cape Town, on Sunday.

He would remain in custody after his appearance at the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court, and return to court on June 3.

Western Cape police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut said investigations led members of the police's specialist unit, the Hawks, to Groote Schuur Hospital on May 24, where the 23-year-old was being treated for a gunshot wound.

At least 32 police officers had been killed since January this year.

Comments
  • Tea party - 2011-05-28 09:15

    Although this is tragic, I wonder if police officers receives sufficient training as to how to approach a suspect in a manner that ensures the officer's safety.

      JewelZA - 2011-05-28 15:33

      I am beginning to wonder this too. I see another story where awaiting trial prisoner tried to escape, managing to get a policeman's weapon and 2-way radio

  • charles - 2011-05-28 13:38

    HANG THE BASTARD !!

      selobelwang - 2011-05-29 04:19

      I AGREE WITH U,bro

  • nicole.duplessis2 - 2011-05-28 14:16

    I say, give that cold blooded murderer to public or to the victims families and let them do with him what they want, it may sound cruel to some of you but why kill two of our men in cold blood for nothing.

  • nicole.duplessis2 - 2011-05-28 14:19

    @ Teaparty, those two police officers werent given half the chane to approach the house that they were called out to, the minute they got out of the vehicle it rained bullets on them, our police officers go through grueling training, i should know i have loads of members in the force in my faimily, they never stop going for training.

  • nicole.duplessis2 - 2011-05-28 14:20

    nicole.duplessis2- Just posted @ Teaparty, those two police officers werent given half the chane to approach the house that they were called out to, the minute they got out of the vehicle it rained bullets on them, our police officers go through grueling training, i should know i have loads of members in the force in my family, they never stop going for training.

  • Hardtalk - 2011-05-28 15:20

    I am glad they have got their man and I hope he gets what he deserves. NOW what about the other 51 murders every day, when are we going to see arrests in these cases. THEN what about the rapists – a rape every 26 seconds in South Africa??? Stuff the football stadiums – stuff the new roads – stuff the toilets sags – stuff the new Gautrain – stuff the road tolls – stuff new houses, save the money, recruit and train a million new police officers if we have to, but lets get crime under control and get the scum behind bars.

      tryanything - 2011-05-28 16:55

      AND STUFF THESE PRESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION UPGRADES TOO.Whoops caps lock

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