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Cop killed in Johannesburg CBD

2012-10-04 08:39

Johannesburg - A Hillbrow policeman was shot dead and another was wounded in Joubert Park, in the Johannesburg CBD, on Wednesday evening, police said.

The policemen were leaving a block of flats when they were shot, said Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini. Both were shot in the upper body.

Dlamini said a 30-year-old sergeant died on the scene. A 37-year-old reservist was wounded and was taken to hospital.

He said the sergeant was in police uniform, and the reservist was in civilian clothes.

Comments
  • norman.lewis.716 - 2012-10-04 08:49

    Sadly, a far too common incident.

      gift.mushi.9 - 2012-10-04 09:49

      Something fishy here. Criminal cannot just shoot when you are leaving their premises after raiding them and worst part the cops were already outside. The problem our police force is full of criminals and corrupt officials. It might have happened that they took money and drugs forcefully inside the flats and try to run away and were met with anger from those looted. uhhhhhh. It is a taste of life, may their soul rest in peace.

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-10-04 10:08

      @gift.mushi.9 - You have a point ,Hillbrow cops are one of the dirtiest in the world.I know for a fact that they have now become the third biggest supplier of drug in Hillbrow. They steal drugs from their evidence room and sell it to the drug dealers.Sometimes when they confiscate drugs from one drug dealer ,they immediately go and sell it to another dealer without taking the drugs to the station.They have been doing it for over 10 years so it is nothing new.You should see the personal cars these cops drive. The entire Hillbrow police station needs a dramatic overhaul.The current policemen should all be fired and be replaced with ones with proven track records.I can say for a fact that the Hillbrow police station is the reason why the Nigerian drug dealers are still active in Hillbrow. They work together and are protected by big shots.The building where the Nigerians are selling drugs from is just about 3 blocks away from the police station but the dealers keep on peddling their trade in broad day light without any fear. The hillbrow cops are also known to be assassins for hire.Countless times they have been hired by one drug dealer to murder a rival drug dealer. Once they get a "Hit Job" ,they go to the targets house and pretend to be there on official business.They raid the house and arrest the target,then they drive to wherever ,kill him and keep the loot.The hillbrow cops are the Godfather of hillbrow.The media needs to investigate and expose the truth.

  • Krishna - 2012-10-04 08:56

    OMG! Bring back the death penalty-and watch violent crime statistics after six months( or after a few executions!). My heart goes out to the sgt and reservist,and to the family of the sgt.

  • mahlorislash - 2012-10-04 09:18

    This was just outside my flat, happened as I was coming from work. I think there was a system I was saw called Watchdog something, Iit is capable of detecting people heat signatures and metals. The good thing is that it works in a mounted format, you can search a person without even touching them. Time to go high tech because criminals either have equal or better fire than our police

  • Jack - 2012-10-04 09:21

    Shot them for their guns?

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-10-04 09:24

    RIP, And may God be with his family while those hyenas are caught and face the music.

  • matodzi.steveraliwedzha - 2012-10-04 09:45

    I am a police officer myself n I'm saddened by this incident. May ur soul rest in peace my colleaque

  • tiaan.truter - 2012-10-04 09:48

    sad thing this....but the ANC doesnt give a sh*t,being a criminal in SA is a job like any other.ANC will NEVER wake up and see what really goes on in this country.

  • kenpeg.dawson - 2012-10-04 09:56

    Why did the taxpayer pay for BODY ARMOUR for the police if they dont use them. If and when he/she is discharged from hospital it is straight into a hearing for not wearing bulletproof vest.

      Andrea - 2012-10-04 15:39

      And if they get shot in the HEAD ?? What then, genius? Count your words and try to think before you type anything, idiot! One can bleed to death from gun shot wounds to other parts of the body as well, not ONLY the torso!

  • dave.kofang - 2012-10-04 10:27

    This story doesnt make front page news but if it was a cop killing someone.Wow it was goin to be 'POLICE BRUTALITY IN HILLBROW'

  • johnny.matsetse - 2012-10-04 11:33

    Read the lines very Clear •1 As they were coming from the block of Flats •2 Shot on the upper Body •3 Reservist on Civillian clothes Questions ¤¤ what were they doing there Y the Reservist not in Uniform ? Y were they not wearing Bullet Proofs Y is it not reported that there was a fight as they Left the Flat? M not being judge mental but here I can smell a rat Our Police Brothers N Sisters some of them are so Corrupt

  • jan.plank.35 - 2012-10-04 11:52

    Eish Hunt the darkie killers down and kill them in the shoot out. Take the trash off the streets - permantly.

  • vambozha.mutemi.9 - 2012-10-04 12:34

    True dat. Babylon pon Hilbrow dem needah salvation!

  • phele.pelezinoh - 2012-10-04 13:07

    Where are the Pundits who are always criticizing the police when they killed a civilian?let be on the front pages n I request our government to bring death penalty,we can't carry on likes this.

  • leonard.rom.7 - 2012-10-04 15:18

    must of been so something wrong with a drug deal maybe clean up the city up actually disgusting no respect!!!!!!!!!

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