Tshwane metro cop killed directing traffic

2015-01-13 16:36

A Tshwane metro police officer has been killed after a minibus drove into him in central Pretoria today.

He was directing traffic at an intersection where a robot was broken, metro police department spokesperson Isaac Mahamba said.

"A Kombi bumped into him and he was rushed to hospital around 9am. He passed on after 12pm."

Mahamba said a statement was taken from the driver at the scene and a case of culpable homicide opened.

"We are shocked about what happened because you wouldn't expect him to die while he was on duty," Mahamba said.

The department expressed its sadness and sent condolences to the officer's family and colleagues.

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