NEWSFLASH: Two arrested for police murder

2019-01-14 13:48
Photo: Stock Image

Photo: Stock Image

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

Two men, aged 26 and 36, were arrested after a police constable was shot and killed in Gugulethu last night, police said.

According to provincial police spokesperson, Andrè Traut, the off-duty police officer, who had been stationed at Disa Court in Bishop Lavis, was shot during an apparent robbery at a spaza shop in the Barcelona informal settlement in Gugulethu.

“In search of the suspects, our members followed up leads which resulted in the arrest of the two men. Their accomplices and the firearm used in the murder are still being sought by our investigators,” Traut said.

Traut said that provincial commissioner, Lieutenant-General Khombinkosi Jula, welcomed the swift arrest and warned that serious and violent crimes in the province will be tackled with all their resources to bring an end to the scourge of crime.

The two are due to make their first court appearance in Athlone once they have been charged with murder.

NEXT ON NEWS24X

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.

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
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.