Cop killed in KwaMashu

2012-10-07 20:05

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Durban - An off-duty policeman was shot dead in KwaMashu on Sunday, police said.

Colonel Jay Naicker said the officer was shot near KwaMashu's A-Section, not far from the KwaMashu police station.

Naicker said it was believed the policeman was visiting relatives in the area.

The motive for the shooting had yet to be determined. It was not clear whether he had been robbed.

Naicker said it could not be ascertained whether the shooting was related to the recent political tensions in the area.

The policeman is the second person to be shot dead in as many days since Friday's abduction of IFP councillor Themba Xulu.

On Saturday afternoon a woman wearing an IFP T-shirt was killed near Thembalihle station, less than a kilometre away.

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