3 cop “killers” nabbed after citizen tip-off

2016-06-09 06:00
 Detective Constable Lindekile Sikade’s alleged killers have been arrested in Lower Crossroads.

Detective Constable Lindekile Sikade’s alleged killers have been arrested in Lower Crossroads.

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Police believe that they have made a breakthrough in the case of Constable Lindekile Sikade.

Sikade,39, was gunned down on 17 April, while sitting in his police car in front of his house in Hlosi Street, Philippi East.

His service pistol stolen.

On Sunday, three of his alleged killers were arrested in Philippi East by the Hawks and SAPS Tactical Response Unit.

“The trio was arrested at different addresses in Lower Crossroad, Phillipi East, following relentless investigations.

The deceased was ambushed outside his residence whilst on his way to work at the time,” said police spokesperson FC Van Wyk.

The three suspects aged 28‚ 34 and 37 will be facing a murder charge and appeared at the Mitchells Plain Magistrate court on Monday.

Hawks head Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza had promised effective response in cop killings.

“We said it before that our claws are out for those who kill police officers.

An attack on a police officer is an attack on the security of the state and we are out to get whoever commits the cold act of threatening the safety and security of this country,” said Ntlemeza in a statement.

.The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) on Tuesday called for no bail for the three suspects arrested in connection with murder of Cape Town policeman.

The trio, aged,28,34 and 37 appeared in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of murder.

“There is no place in society for heartless and cold blooded criminals who have no regard for human life ,”said SANCO National Spokesperson, Jabu Mahlangu.

Mahlangu expressed appreciation that community members provided information that led to the arrests.

Mahlangu applauded the Hawks and members of the police Tactical Response team for the arrest and urged communities to work closer with law enforcement to stamp out the scourge of crime and police killings.

“Those who kill our police must know that there is no hole big and deep enough for them to hide from the long arm of the law,”he said.

He said that tougher sentences for the cop killers will serve as a deterrent

.Meanwhile Nyanga SAPS have reportedly arrested more than 120 suspected criminal offenders last week.

According to spokesperson Captain Ntomboxolo Sitshitshi the suspects were arrested for crimes such as dealing and possession of drugs, 2 for possession of unlicensed and prohibited firearms.

“Two firearms were confiscated, 13 people were arrested for drunken driving, eight for rape, murder, hijacked vehicle and armed robbery.

Substantial amounts of various drugs, liquor and two firearms were confiscated,” she said.

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