Another cop shot in Cape Town

2012-10-17 11:23

Cape Town - Another police officer has been shot and wounded in a spate of attacks in Cape Town, police said on Wednesday.

Warrant Officer November Filander said a police sergeant, 29, was shot in his midriff by three "suspicious-looking men" in Belhar on Tuesday night.

He got out of his vehicle to stop the men on the corner of De Mist and Anreith streets, when they fired several shots.

The three, aged 18 to 24, ran away and were arrested soon after. An attempted murder case was opened.

Three police officers were killed last week. Constables Mandisi Nduku, 27, and Phindiwe Nikani, 26, were shot while on patrol in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, on Friday night. Nikani died on the scene and Nduku later in hospital.

A man, 28, will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court later on Wednesday in connection with the killings.

Last Wednesday, metro police officer Mpumelelo Xakekile, 50, was shot dead while issuing a fine to a minibus taxi driver in Khayelitsha.

Sandisile Ncapayi, 18, appeared in connection with the killing and will return to court on Monday.

  • sani.ghana.3 - 2012-10-17 11:34

    This is very sad

      bloulig.brigadeer.3 - 2012-10-17 11:37

      And yet the ISS says we don't need more cops... We need a military deployment in these areas. The whole cape flats should be militarized. If you want to behave like barbarians, then you should be treated like barbarians.

  • - 2012-10-17 11:35

    Who is behind the cop shootings and killings? Sounds like the work of gangs. The law has to stiffen and give these scoundrels a new type of 'gangnam' dance to the gallows.

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-17 12:43

      @teddy, that's a very good question, making "ungovernable" comes to mind ??

  • janplank - 2012-10-17 11:56

    For all the brave police officers, we have one simple message. SHOOT FIRST - SHOOT LAST

      Jaap - 2012-10-17 12:18

      Shoot straight and shoot to kill. We don't want to feed these criminals in prison. Look after yourself, South Africa needs you!

  • Tshilidzi Wa Ha Mukhovha - 2012-10-17 12:08

    Code of the office is killing officers,that's why they are dying like that. An officer have to wait to be shot by criminal and retaliate after he has died or wounded because of these so called ICD. No. That's why they been butchered. My condolences to those who passed away.

  • kombisa.mbakaza - 2012-10-17 12:13

    Oh Lord Almighty may your wisdom, grace

  • Andile Zide - 2012-10-17 12:17

    it is so unfair, people dying like no one.

  • jacques.debie.7 - 2012-10-17 12:19

    Citizens have been the target of violence for years now. Now that law enforcement officials are the victims I truly hope they step up against violent crime in South Africa.

  • justin.mettew - 2012-10-17 13:22

    Where is Cele when you need him: this is unacceptable! Still waiting for the "Blame Zuma card", anyone?

  • Melusi - 2012-10-17 13:27

    Dats y i support de police in de Marikana case. If doz who r supposed 2 protect de nation r killed lyk dis den who will.

  • piet.snot.77964 - 2012-10-17 16:49

    Sad indeed - BUT I am very concerned that the procedure adopted by some SAPS personnel is not the best - I have seen them approach these type of scenarios with little caution and in a very casual way, no precautions ,no searching no firearm unclipped at least. Some weeks ago I saw a very suspicious character picked up and put in the van - when I asked why he was not searched the SAPS man then hauled the arrested out of the van and guess what he had a nice long screwdriver tucked in his belt. At least the SAPS guy thanked me and promised to always do a proper search.

  • fleur.eggink - 2012-10-18 15:55

    This is a sad story because the police is here to keep Cape Town safe and not to be killed. It's terrible that there are so many violent people on the streets and it represent Cape Town. I am from the Netherlands and I am in Cape Town for 11 weeks to do a language course, when I told my friends that I was going to Cape Town the first thing they said was be careful because it's such a dangerous city. There is to much violation and this must stop. Cape Town is such a beautiful city and it must not suffer from this.

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