Hawks officer shot dead by two 'rogue' cops

2016-11-28 20:17
(Picture: Hawks)

(Picture: Hawks)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg – A Hawks officer was shot dead, allegedly by his own colleagues, a spokesperson for the crime-fighting unit said on Monday.

Warrant Officer Colbern Mashego pulled over two police officers in Boksburg who were driving to OR Tambo International Airport, allegedly with a bag full of drugs on Sunday evening, Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

When Mashego approached the car, a shootout broke out. He was shot dead. One of the two officers apparently committed suicide, Mulaudzi said.

The second officer, a sergeant, fled the scene and was arrested later. A bag containing drugs was seized.

Independent Police Investigative Directorate spokesperson Moses Dlamini said the police officers were driving a Ford Ranger. The shooting happened in Jet Park, near Emperor’s Palace casino.

Read more on:    saps  |  hawks  |  johannesburg  |  narcotics

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

How Hlaudi sold the SABC

2016-12-11 06:01

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
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.