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Off-duty cop murdered on East Rand

2012-06-18 21:59

Johannesburg - An off-duty police officer has been shot dead in Rondebult, Alberton, Gauteng police said on Monday.

Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said Eric Mthanti, 30, was shot on Sunday night when he responded to a call for help from his brother, who was involved in a fight with two men.

"As he was about to alight from his vehicle, several shots were fired at him [by the men] and [he] was fatally wounded."

The men stole his service pistol and ran away.