Burglars target murdered Cape Town cop's house

2016-11-29 17:22
A memorial service was held for slain officers (Tammy Petersen, News24).

A memorial service was held for slain officers (Tammy Petersen, News24).

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Cape Town - Two suspects were arrested after trying to break into slain Cape Town policeman Thanduxolo Ndiki's home on Tuesday morning, hours before a memorial was held for him and two other officers killed in the past week.

Police would investigate whether there was a link between the duo trying to break into his house, and his shooting, which happened three days earlier.

Ndiki's wife is also a police officer.

Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said the attempted burglary took place early on Tuesday morning at the murdered policeman's Delft home.

Somebody had heard people trying to get into the house, and the police were called.

The two suspects, aged 29 and 34, were nabbed before they could take anything.

They are expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate's Court soon on an attempted housebreaking charge.

Later on Tuesday, a memorial service was held for Ndiki, 30, and two of his colleagues, Amanda Ludlokova and Constable Masibonge Mqwada.

All were killed last week. 

Ndiki, 30, was found lying in a street in Delft on Saturday morning with gunshot wounds to his upper body.

He was rushed to hospital, but he died. His vehicle was found in Muizenberg on the Sunday.

Mqwada was shot and killed, also on Saturday, in Kraaifontein while dropping off a relative. 

Ludlokova was killed on November 22 when she arrived at a house in Philippi East with a colleague to attend to a domestic violence complaint.

Three attackers then opened fire on the two officers.

Ludlokova was killed, while her colleague was shot in the neck and played dead until the three suspects finished rifling through their pockets.

Their guns were stolen.

A R100 000 reward has been offered for information that will lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of the cop killers.

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