Man (37) arrested, information

2017-12-12 06:00

Police have arrested a 37-year-old man on charges of attempted murder after a police officer was shot in Tafelsig on Tuesday at 21:30.

Officers attached to Operation Fiela were busy with crime prevention patrols and stop-and-searches in Tafelsig when they saw a suspicious man sitting on the pavement on the corner of Nita and Rita streets. The man ran away when officers approached him and police gave chase on foot. The man turned around while he was running and fired two shots.

A 22-year-old constable stationed at Steenberg Police Station was shot in the right side of his chest. The bullet exited his back.

The constable was transported to Mitchell’s Plain Melomed hospital where he was stabilised.

He was later transferred to Melomed in Tokai for further medical treatment and is apparently in a stable condition.

After the preliminary investigation, the 37-year-old suspect was arrested.

A black Astra revolver with four spent cartridges in the barrel and two live rounds of ammunition were confiscated from him.

Mitchell’s Plain police are investigating a case of attempted murder and possession of a firearm without a licence, ammunition and a prohibited firearm.

V Anyone with information on the shooting should call the police on 021 370 1707 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.


Join the conversation! 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

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.