Cop dies after being stabbed by girlfriend

2015-01-08 18:31

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Johannesburg - Two police officers have been killed in separate incidents in the Eastern Cape, acting provincial commissioner Major General Zamuthango Mki said on Thursday.

Sergeant Wanda Jacob Mogale, 59, died in hospital after his girlfriend allegedly stabbed him in his house in Jamestown on Wednesday, Mki said in a statement.

The 42-year-old woman was arrested and charged with murder. She was expected to appear in the Jamestown Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Constable Simthembile Thandani, 30, was shot dead after he stopped a car on Njoli Road in Kwazakele, Port Elizabeth.

Thandani and another constable were on a routine patrol when they pulled over a red Toyota Corolla being driven recklessly on Wednesday.

"While the members were talking to the driver, two suspects appeared from the footpath and one of them had a firearm."

One of them shot Thandani, who returned fire, hitting one of the men, aged 32. Thandani died on the scene. His colleague was unharmed.

The 32-year-old was arrested and taken to hospital under police guard. A .38 special revolver was recovered.

 

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