KZN police chief vows to 'hunt down' cop killers

2017-03-01 12:34
SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Durban - KwaZulu-Natal police say that they will hunt down the killers of an officer who was shot on Tuesday.

Acting provincial commissioner Major-General Bheki Langa condemned the killing of Constable Joseph Chiliza, 38.

He said authorities condemned the crime "in the strongest terms".

"It is unacceptable that law enforcement officers are killed for their firearms and that their families are robbed of their loved ones in such a painful manner.

"We extend our deepest condolences to the Chiliza family and promise them that we shall leave no stone unturned to hunt down these cowardly killers," he said.

Chiliza had left his home in the Phola area in Folweni and was waiting at a bus stop when he was accosted by unknown suspects and shot.

He was shot in the head, neck and chest.

A case of murder was opened at the Folweni police station.

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