Police probe top cop's death

2013-12-24 23:04
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Johannesburg - An investigation has been launched into the death of the police inspectorate's divisional commissioner, Lieutenant General Layton Mzondeki "Sean" Tshabalala, the police said on Tuesday.

"An investigation has been launched to look into the circumstance of his death," spokesperson Lieutenant General Solomon Makgale said. Tshabalala, 47, was found dead in his office at police headquarters in Pretoria on Tuesday. The cause of his death was not known.

Police said he died on Monday night.

"His invaluable contribution to effective and efficient service delivery within the SA Police Service during the past 19 years, as well as his loyalty, leadership and commitment to the SAPS will be remembered and honoured for many years more," national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said.

"He will be deeply missed by SAPS management, his colleagues and the members who have served under his leadership," said Phiyega.

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