Police probe shooting of eThekwini mayor's security officer

2016-10-27 16:34


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Durban - The motive behind the fatal shooting of a Durban Metro Police officer is yet to be determined, police said on Thursday.

"The motive is unknown. We cannot divulge more information at this stage since the case is still under investigation," Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said.

The officer was shot dead in Umlazi Q section on Tuesday. He was apparently part of eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede’s security team.

Independent Online named him as Constable Thapelo Mhlongo, 36. Thirteen spent cartridges were found at the scene.

The municipality sent its condolences to his family.

"The circumstances surrounding the incident are unknown at this stage," it said.

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