Policeman shot dead in his home

2011-09-06 10:33

Mahikeng - A policeman has been shot dead in his home in Mocoseng village near Mahikeng, North West police said on Monday.

Warrant Officer Obakeng Ganenang, 42, was at home with his girlfriend and three children on Sunday night when two armed men entered the house, Brigadier Thulane Ngubane said.

They demanded money. Ganenang was shot three times in the head and his girlfriend was wounded. The gunmen ransacked the house and stole four cellphones, a laptop, Ganenang's service pistol and an undisclosed amount of money.

The woman was taken to hospital in a stable condition and the children were unharmed. No arrests had been made.

Provincial commissioner Zukiswa Mbombo sent her condolences to the Ganenang's family.

"We are in the dark ages. We lose police officials like there is no tomorrow," she said.