Limpopo robber kills policeman

2011-08-29 21:07
Polokwane - A police officer was killed while trying to arrest a robber in Mankweng on Monday, Limpopo police said.

Constable Obedia Chuene Mokgehle, 30, died when he was shot in the hip while trying to apprehend the robber on Monday, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

The man was part of a group who broke into a woman's house earlier in the morning.
She went to the local police station after she saw one of the robbers in the area.

Mokgehle accompanied her to find him. During the ensuing confrontation, the robber grabbed the officer's pistol and shot him. He fled with the constable's firearm.

Police knew who the killer was and were tracking him down.

He said eight police officers had been killed in Limpopo since April.

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