Female cop praised for her swift reaction

2018-08-16 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedConstable Tholakele Maphumulo.

PHOTO: suppliedConstable Tholakele Maphumulo.

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A FEMALE Constable from Verulam SAPS was applauded for making a major breakthrough in the murder case of a man who stabbed his girlfriend and fled to Manguzi, Northern KZN.

Constable Tholakele Maphumulo worked hard to find the suspect. She received information from her informers that the suspect was seen drinking at a local shebeen in Manguzi.

Verulam SAPS spokesperson Captain Henry Kisten said the suspect confessed to his friend that he had stabbed his girlfriend in Verulam and fled the scene.

“His friend phoned Verulam SAPS. The investigating officer was informed about the complaint. Although it was late at night the member acted swiftly by immediately proceeding to Manguzi which is about a five hour drive from Verulam. The policewoman met the informer and the house was pointed out where the suspect was arrested,” Kisten said. The suspect was charged with murder and is due to appear in Verulam Magistrate’s Court soon.


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