Two police officers slain on the same day

2018-11-06 06:02

THE National Commissioner of Police, General Khehla John Sitole, has strongly condemned the continuous attacks on and killing of police officers, this after two policemen were killed last Tuesday.

Warrant Officer Bhekisigcino Zethembe Khwela (54) was in the company of his son and a friend, chatting outside his house in KwaNdengezi near the Upper Highway area, when at least two gunmen, who were on foot, fired several shots at them. The Mariannhill detective was killed instantly after he was shot multiple times, his son was wounded, and the friend escaped unscathed.

The death of Khwela marked the second death of the day, following the killing of Captain Lumkile Wiseman Tyibilika in New Brighton in the Eastern Cape during the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The motives for both incidents are not conclusive at this stage but form part of investigations. In both incidents, the 72 hour Activation Plan is being implemented.

“The killing of our two colleagues yesterday is a reflection of what police must endure on a daily basis”, said General Sitole.

“I have instructed the Provincial Commissioners of both the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal to mobilise maximum resources to track down those responsible and bring them to book”, added General Sitole.

Anyone with information on these murders is urged to contact the toll free Crime Stop number 086 00 10111. Callers may remain anonymous and all information will be treated with strictest confidence.

— Supplied.

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