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Johannesburg metro cop shot 7 times

2012-04-24 09:18

Johannesburg - A Johannesburg metro police officer was shot dead in Pimville, Soweto, on Tuesday morning, metro police said.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the officer was killed near Pimville stadium while on his way to work.

"He was shot seven times. His firearm has been stolen," said Minnaar.

"Investigations continue into what happened... This is the second incident in four days."

Last week, a traffic officer was killed in a shooting at the intersection of Bruce Street and Empire Road in Hillbrow.

Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhwawe Ndou said the shooting happened on Friday when the traffic police stopped a minibus taxi at around 17:00 and the taxi driver pulled out a gun and shot one of the officers.

Ndou said that after the shooting, the taxi driver ran into a nearby flat and police back-up was called.

A man was arrested in possession of a 9mm pistol.

Comments
  • spartanx93 - 2012-04-24 09:27

    SA is the land where criminals rules!

      carpejugulim - 2012-04-24 10:10

      Bring back Bounty Hunting ...

      Fredster - 2012-04-24 12:16

      WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT THIS MR PRESIDENT?

  • Rose - 2012-04-24 09:32

    A STRANGE BRUTALITY,I HOPE THEY GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT.

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-04-24 09:33

    Very sad incident indeed,but we will never give-up the fight against crime.

      JJ - 2012-04-24 09:54

      Why is this comment getting thumbs down? He's quite correct.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-04-24 10:00

      Fighting crime is not going to help because it only deals with effect. We need to address the cause. We all know what that is. The government has spawned this unwanted terrible brat. If you want to get rid of crime - get rid of this government.

      Rerrits - 2012-04-24 10:05

      Bless, can you just imagine what will happen if the ANC lose an election.

      siyadyosiba - 2012-04-24 10:06

      I know why, we have criminals in news24 and Sakhiwo is urging people not to give up the fight...

      Kala - 2012-04-24 10:35

      JJ We can safely assume some of these criminals read and comment on this site.

  • Sharon - 2012-04-24 09:36

    Soweto certainly has been in the news a LOT this last week, for all the wrong reasons. Seems it is so bad there, even the dogs go out in pairs!

  • solverman - 2012-04-24 09:55

    I think news 24 should report everyday, that a criminal is shot dead during his or her criminal activities... just to make up for the sad times, when one reads about a police officer being killed by just doing their job... or going to their place of work

  • dare.myburgh - 2012-04-24 10:02

    GP Gangster Province

  • Baddynox - 2012-04-24 10:03

    how can u arrest a person who shot another people 7 seven times ..this is shiiiiiit

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-04-24 10:09

    Rest in Peace.

  • tsietsi.koza - 2012-04-24 10:30

    Wts reli happening in our country, thts nt a good message we a sending to da whole Africa nd da world since the Afcon is arnd da corner. Someone lost hid/her dad nd someone lost a husband. Something needs to b done to catch da culprits.

  • tsietsi.koza - 2012-04-24 10:31

    Wts reli happening in our country, thts nt a good message we a sending to da whole Africa nd da world since the Afcon is arnd da corner. Someone lost hid/her dad nd someone lost a husband. Something needs to b done to catch da culprits.

  • muriel.proudfoot - 2012-04-24 10:53

    And this is why traffic cops hound soft targets in 'upmarket' areas - it is safer and far more profitable for them.

  • Marion - 2012-04-24 11:19

    RIP and deepest condolences to the families and friends of these officers.

  • bashandumo - 2012-04-24 11:20

    He was just a quiet guy that would never argue or querel with anybody,"MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE T'man".I wish those thugs to be found and let the law take it's cause.

  • Carol - 2012-04-24 12:23

    Taxi drivers run this country and are running it into the ground! They're a law unto themselves. Absolute morons, and as usual nothing will be done to stop any of it !!

  • heinekn - 2012-04-24 13:26

    How do you rob a someone of their father then live with yourself- the officer which was shot today was a father to a beautiful, hardworking and very respectful young girl, because of illiterate idiots she has no one to call dad- how unfair and ruthless-

      Carol - 2012-04-24 13:50

      Yes heinekn, well said. It is a life-changing shame for all who loved him !

  • Nomawethu - 2012-04-24 17:10

    We all might nt knw wat the futer has in store for us. What happnd 2 my dad this morning was tragic but with all the support and love we say this to shall pass. I'm very glad that this has not just been brushed off but has impacted in ppls lives. Thanks a lot and we will stay strOng #R.I.P tata will always b in my heart luuuv u loads

      Nofikathini - 2012-04-24 18:10

      ndidlulisa uvelwano lalani ngenxeba yanga umthetho ungafumana ezentswelaboya basebenze ngazo yanga umphefumlo katata wakho ungalala ngoxolo

      ungamlana - 2012-04-24 21:04

      May he RIP my brother is a traffic officer too, I worry abt his life so much more than he does! I hope who ever did this pay for it with his life! No one deserves to die cos of de uniform they where on the company they work for! 7 shots nogal it shows he was killing him not just wounding him! I'm so emotional abt this our country is not safe anymore

      ungamlana - 2012-04-24 21:05

      May he RIP my brother is a traffic officer too, I worry abt his life so much more than he does! I hope who ever did this pay for it with his life! No one deserves to die cos of de uniform they where on the company they work for! 7 shots nogal it shows he was killing him not just wounding him! I'm so emotional abt this our country is not safe anymore

  • blink1028 - 2012-04-24 19:21

    Holy Crap???? Trigger Happy Criminal.

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