Cape Town cop killed while sleeping

2012-08-17 19:11

Johannesburg - A 27-year-old policeman was shot and killed in Khayelitsha on Friday, Cape Town police said.

Constable Yanga Tshefu was asleep when three armed men kicked open the door of the house.

They told his girlfriend to look down, and shot Tshefu in the stomach, Warrant Officer November Filander said.

He was rushed to a hospital where he died on arrival.

Filander said the gunmen fled with two cellphones and a wallet. The woman was unharmed in the attack.

Police were investigating, Filander said.

  • ana.curcic - 2012-08-17 20:42

    Find them and kill them. Enough is enough!!!!!!!!!

  • charmaine.hoffmann.1 - 2012-08-18 10:41

    Poor man....pity he is not a miner...Not much sympathy going around for policemen at the moment....Didnt you know, the criminals were just cornered by him and they had to protect themselves....

      Aaron - 2012-08-19 20:21

      Sure pity he is not a miner. Is there a union of police call a strike or kinda stuff.

  • raquel.sales.7547 - 2012-08-18 19:56

    I smell a rat! why not harm his girlfriend? Or was it just a random attack... the man was asleep...

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