2nd cop dies after Hout Bay shooting

2012-10-14 22:45

Johannesburg - A 27-year-old constable has died in hospital after being shot and wounded in Hout Bay, Western Cape police said on Sunday.

"I can confirm that he died in hospital [on Saturday]," Captain Frederick van Wyk said.

On Friday, he was on duty in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, with another constable, aged 26, when they were shot.

The woman constable was declared dead on the scene, provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Arno Lamoer said on Saturday.

  • ali.asgar.58323 - 2012-10-14 22:52

    Bring back the death penalty for serious crime!

      jason.children - 2012-10-15 08:03

      So what happened, what were the circumstances surrounding the shootings?? Come on News24 this is shocking journalism. 2 SAPS members shot and killed in Houtbay!! this should be a major story. Disgusted!!

      hendrik.verwoerd.94 - 2012-10-15 09:25

      DA stop the crime in Western Cape. You are in charge of WC!!

      aaron.radebe.1 - 2012-10-15 12:41

      Yes, but unfortunately they have no control over the SAPS.

  • ferdinandanton.booysen - 2012-10-14 23:42

    Now why dont Zuma convene a Commission of Inquiry to investigate these murders?I guess this is not so politically important.How many police officers still need to be murdered.Why not deploy the Army now to hunt down these killers?And up till now he(Zuma) has not said a word-too busy campaigning, I guess.

      john.bucknall.1 - 2012-10-15 04:44

      Deploy the army, the only thing they can find is a shady tree to sleep under! Or a bush doctor for a sick note! We don't have a capable Army, Navy or Air force.

      hendrik.verwoerd.94 - 2012-10-15 09:25

      Zille should do that. She is in charge of the WC.

  • tiaan.truter - 2012-10-14 23:49

    Zuma and the ANC are to stupid to think that this will keep on and on.Going to jail is nothing to them.Bring the death penalty back and we will have less idiots in SA aswell

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-10-15 00:07

    And the KILLERS get this fair...lets vote on the topic....THEY keep doing their job and getting sad....deep thoughts for their family....while the zuum zoom sleeps safe

  • zolani.lubelwana - 2012-10-15 01:57

    I'd support the call to bring back DEATH PENALTY for these type of crimes. Let's leave the DA,ZUMA,ANC and politics out of this people. Simple! The investigating officer must go and get the lady who said on eNews that she witnessed the crime as she was talking to the officers and got shocked to see the killer was someone that she new and was residing in the area. She and her family must be fetched tonight and be cooked in witness protection. The TRT should assist when she is collected, to guarantee her safety and that of the operation. I salute her for being so brave and honest citizen!!!! Anyone who has contacts to the Western cape police commissioner'office must give this information as well, please please please.

      Isobel Smith - 2012-10-15 03:02

      i agree. hope she is protected. but for hoe long.

      Justin Mettew - 2012-10-15 08:13

      Talk of 'voice of reason'!

  • charles.brink.90 - 2012-10-15 06:20

    That "Imizamo Yethu" was also the brainchild of the ANC to infiltrate the cozy town of it's overcrowded by 'peepol' from the eastern Cape, Nigerians...and criminals from all over Africa !!!!

      joy.termorshuizen - 2012-10-15 13:07

      You are perfectly right... I live in Hout Bay and have been recently robbed ( 6 other robberies in my estate in 10 days) In the "security estate" that I live in a domestic was assualted and put in hospital in broad daylight last week. Crime is rife here and the overcrowded township in HB is the hiding place for all these criminal elements.

  • Justin Mettew - 2012-10-15 08:09

    That MUST be a joke! lol

  • Sphiwe - 2012-10-15 09:41

    What was happening when they were shot?

  • Andile Zide - 2012-10-15 09:49

    but whatever we saying, killing someone is not acceptable, who ever must be blamed, lets all remember its our call as all to fight against crime, lets not take it for granted lets act upon.

  • Andile Zide - 2012-10-15 09:55

    people are how?

  • joy.termorshuizen - 2012-10-15 12:39

    Hout Bay is like the wild west lately...we are under attack here. House breaking is rife....a domestic worker viciously attacked last week in broad daylight and now this.....crime is totally out of control! Dont give us your ficticious crime statistics.

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