Policeman gunned down

2010-07-03 19:27

kalahari.com

  • Police
    A 'behind the scenes' look at how the emergency services work. Now R310.00
    buy now
Pietermaritzburg - A 30-year-old police sergeant from the Kokstad Stock Theft unit was shot dead while investigating a crime in the Harding area of KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Saturday.

Colonel Jay Naicker said Sergeant Leche Kokjass was alone, investigating stock theft in the area, when he was shot on at around 15:40 on Friday.

"Members of the community at Gundrift heard the policeman screaming for help," Naicker said.

"When they went to investigate, they saw two men running into the bushes."

"They found Sergeant Kokjass screaming in pain lying not far away from his police vehicle.

"Sadly he passed away from his injuries a short while later."

Kokjass had sustained a gunshot wound to his lower back.

"At this stage the motive for the killing is unknown," Naicker said.

"We cannot rule out the possibility that he was killed because of his investigation into stock theft in the area."

Kokjass' gun was taken by his attackers.
- SAPA
Read more on:    police  |  pietermaritzburg
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/Sport

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Deal of the week!

20% off Afrikaans books, music and DVDs. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Hot gaming titles – available for pre-order!

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, Far Cry 4, Grand Theft Auto 5 and more. Pre-order now!

Get a free eBook

Buy 3 eBooks and get the cheapest FREE. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Power and leadership are emphasized today. It is important to strategize and delegate well otherwise you may end up with too much...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.