Raid: constable gunned down

2013-05-24 00:00

A CONSTABLE with the Tactical Response Team unit was gunned down during a police raid at Jojingwenya in Msinga.

Constable Philasande Zwane (28) was among police officers taking part in an operation to eradicate the proliferation of illegal firearms and stocktheft in the area.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said the incident occurred at about 2 am on Wednesday.

“As the police were entering the homestead they were shot by a group of armed men who were inside rondavels in this homestead. The constable was allegedly shot and died at the scene,” said Zwane.

Police are investigating a case of murder and no arrest has been made.

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