Cop shooting a 'heinous act'

2012-10-17 18:30
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Johannesburg - The shooting of another police officer in Cape Town was a "heinous act" and would not be tolerated, Western Cape Community Cafety MEC Dan Plato said on Wednesday.

"The individual policemen and women who have chosen to serve their country and protect its inhabitants deserve our respect.

"They place their lives on the line every day of the year to serve and protect," Plato said in a statement.

Warrant Officer November Filander said a police sergeant, 29, was shot in his midriff by three "suspicious-looking men" in Belhar on Tuesday night.

He got out of his vehicle to stop the men on the corner of De Mist and Anreith streets when they fired several shots.

The three, aged 18 to 24, ran away and were arrested soon after. An attempted murder case was opened.

Three police officers were killed last week. Constables Mandisi Nduku, 27, and Phindiwe Nikani, 26, were shot while on patrol in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, on Friday night. Nikani died on the scene and Nduku later in hospital.

A man, 28, will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court later on Wednesday in connection with the killings.

Last Wednesday, metro police officer Mpumelelo Xakekile, 50, was shot dead while issuing a fine to a taxi driver in Khayelitsha.

Sandisile Ncapayi, 18, appeared in connection with the killing and will return to court on Monday.

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