Cops shot in hunt for ANC man's killer
Durban - A policeman was killed, two were seriously wounded and one was in a critical condition when they were shot while tracking down the killers of ANC official Sbu Sibiya in Durban on Wednesday, police said.
"Members of the Hawks and the National Intervention Unit conducted a house penetration; they came under fire from a house in Chatsworth," Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge said.
Two men were shot dead and police recovered two firearms.
Sibiya, the ANC's eThekwini regional secretary, was killed outside his home in Inanda in July.
"He was shot in the head and in his upper shoulder. His family heard the shots and ran into the driveway. The suspects by that time had fled. He died as his family managed to get to his side," Brigadier Phindile Radebe said.
National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele would visit the crime scene on Wednesday, as well as the families of the officers who were wounded and killed.