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Manhunt for Port Elizabeth cop killers

2012-04-02 22:33

Johannesburg - A manhunt has been launched for the gunmen who killed a Port Elizabeth policewoman and wounded her colleague, Eastern Cape police said on Monday.

"We will leave no stone unturned in our investigations until the perpetrators are brought to book," provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Celiwe Binta said in a statement.

On Monday morning, the 31-year-old female constable, and Constable Mongezi Mqina, 36, were patrolling in the Veeplaas area when they were shot at.

The policewoman - who had not yet been named - died on the scene. She is survived by her husband and three children. Mqina was in a critical, but stable condition in Greenacres hospital.

By 15:00 no arrests had been made. Binta visited the families of the constables to convey her sympathies. She also visited the scene of the crime.

Comments
  • Bluemast - 2012-04-03 01:06

    This is what happens when there is no prooer deterrent in our justice system, bring back the DEATH PENALTY! An eye for an eye! These gangsters and all criminals out there are getting away with "murder" due to the pure fact that even if they are caught, they know that they will be back on the streets on parole/correctional supervision in no time again due to the leniant sentences they recieve!!! Alleged murderes even receive bail, where have you ever heard of that?? If the prisons are full, build loads of new ones if the death penalty is not going to be re-introduced back into our judicial system! I know that prisoners are given parole for " good" behaviour due to the pisons being at least 30% over-full and that the cells do not even cater for the amount of criminals there are and that cells are over-filled and are thus are paroled way too soon due to the arole boards being too lenient on their decision for converting the rest of their sentences to parole etc. , but that is no excuse at all. Bottom line - budget for more prisons to be built in the next budget so the criminals can serve their full terms and get to be removed from our peace-loving society! I know that the first thing the general public will think is " where will the money come from?", but if we do not take the pinch from some other budgets then we will never try to reduce the crime in this country, so the general public should think carefully about this before giving me the thumbs down on my suggestion!

      Jacob - 2012-04-03 04:40

      Yes, the DEATH PENALTY needs to be reinstated asap!! SA needs the death penalty for these horrendous crimes! To keep this evil person in jail and living off our taxes is a crime. We need to get a petition and/or start sending letters to the President to start putting pressure on them to bring it back! Murder in SA is happening every day! I know for a fact majority of South Africans want the death penalty back, so why cant we get it back?

  • seanpresherhughes_1 - 2012-04-03 01:12

    I would like to extend on what I just mentioned and that is , building new prisons will alse create more very needy jobs, not only while building them but training and staffing them!

  • braamc - 2012-04-03 01:34

    So if and when you catch the f*&ck shoot it dead, tired having all the rapist and murderers and for that matter all the corrupt politicians around.

  • buwaz - 2012-04-03 07:43

    It is nothing as ppl only knw hw to complain abt police nw thy r quiet if it was a cop killed the suspect it wil have been described as brutality by illiterate n untrained police officer the family of the murderer would have came out long tym ago n said our child was a god son who always goes to church.even those sitting comfortable in parliament making laws r not affected nw only families n cops r touched by dis.rest in peace n other member I wish u speed recovery.next tym shoot to kill n face consequences alone,dnt shoot to arrest bcoz ul face dept of justice n de media

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