Hunt is on for the cop-slayers

2018-08-23 06:02
Asavela Ncipa, with baby, Noyise September, Nowinile Ntuntwana, Lihlume Ncipa (Siyamcela’s wife) and Amanda Ncipa, mourning the death of Constable Ncipa, described as a ‘humble’ policeman.        PHOTO: unathi obose

Asavela Ncipa, with baby, Noyise September, Nowinile Ntuntwana, Lihlume Ncipa (Siyamcela’s wife) and Amanda Ncipa, mourning the death of Constable Ncipa, described as a ‘humble’ policeman. PHOTO: unathi obose

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The family of slain police officer Siyamcela Ncipa has sent out an appeal to the community to help catch his killers so the law can take its course.

Constable Ncipa,37, from Site B, was based at the Mowbray police station for nine years, was gunned down outside a friend’s house last Saturday morning. He leaves behind his wife and three children.

The off-duty policeman was shot twice in the head before being robbed of his service firearm. Provincial Police Commissioner Lieutenant-General Khombinkosi Jula has expressed shock in the murder.

“Constable Siyamcela Ncipa 37 was shot twice in the head and his firearm was robbed during the incident. The perpetrators will be hunted down and they will face the(full) might of the law,”he said.

Jula said detectives from the Hawks have taken over the investigations.

“It is disturbing to observe that criminals have no regard for human life, not even police officers are sparred as they also fall prey to these attacks. Ours is to work around the clock to get to perpetrators,” said Jula.

Amanda Ncipa, sister of the deceased, said the incident has left them in shock.

“I received a call about three in the morning that my brother was shot at in L Section. I couldn’t believe it. I immediately went straight to his house and on my arrival some family members were already at the scene,” she said.

She described her brother as a humble person who loved people and the community at large.

“I wish his killers can be apprehended and rot in jail,” she stated. Siyamcela’s wife Lihlume Ncipa,32, said she wants justice to be done.

“I wish I can meet the perpetrators and ask them why they killed my husband? My husband has left a big vacuum in the family. He loved his children and his work,” she said, sobbing.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.