Acting commissioner promises to 'hunt down' cop killers

2015-10-28 13:02
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Durban - Those responsible for the slaying of a Simons Town police officer on Tuesday night will be "hunted down".

That was the vow from acting Western Cape police commissioner Major General Thembisile Patekile.

Constable Nkosiphedule Makeleni, 37, was shot and killed in Kuyasa, Harare in Khayelitsha on Tuesday evening, and was stripped of his service pistol. He had returned from a shift at the Simons Town Sea Border Unit only an hour before.

Patekile talked tough, insisting that "the perpetrators of this heinous act will be hunted down".

"The Western Cape is waking up to the sad news of yet another police killing. Our members are working around the clock to ensure that the suspects are apprehended and brought to book.

“Our heartfelt condolences go to the family and his colleagues," Patekile said.

This is the latest in a spate of attacks on police.

In another incident at Stanger, north of Durban on Tuesday night, a policewoman was wounded after she was ambushed by a group of men who later blew up six ATMS at a bank.

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