NEWSFLASH: Two arrested for police murder

2019-01-14 13:48
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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.

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