Cape Town cop shot dead

2013-07-23 10:28

Cape Town - A policeman was shot dead and another was wounded while on patrol in Nyanga, Western Cape police said on Tuesday.

The policeman was shot in the head by two men he and a partner stopped to search on Monday night, said Captain Frederick van Wyk. He died later in hospital.

The other policeman was wounded in the hand and shoulder in an exchange of fire with the two gunmen, who shot at them while they were getting out of their police car at the corner of Zwelitsha and Hlathe roads.

Two members of the public were also wounded in the crossfire and were taken to hospital, said Van Wyk.

"Several shots were fired and SA Police Service members returned fire as the suspects fled the scene on foot," he said.

The men stole a service pistol from one of the policemen before fleeing.

An officer was shot in the head and died later in hospital.

No arrests had been made.

"This attack on police officers will not be tolerated and every endeavour will be made to bring those responsible to book," Van Wyk said.

  • Vuyo Majebe - 2013-07-23 10:44

    Nyanga is no place to raising children, cop killing is way to out of its league

  • Amanda NailPro Reddy - 2013-07-23 10:50

    Why isn't the army brought in?? Why must our kids be raised in fear? Something needs to be done!

      Silenta Solly - 2013-07-23 11:12

      I have said this many time before but the army will only be a temp solution, obviously SANDF cannot permanently deploy the army to Nyanga or Hanover Park... As soon as the army is deployed the gangs will lie low and go under but once the army leave, they will re-surface again and start all over again.....

      Poloyatonki Kgosi - 2013-07-23 11:26

      Our army cant even wear bullet proof vests correctly, thats why they were killed in CAR...

      Matthew - 2013-07-23 13:59

      @ Silenta: Thats why they must be sent in not to just stand around and make sure these animals dont shoot anyone etc They must be deployed to "seek & Destroy" them. @Polo: Yoh,bru tell me about it! but also,should they have been there in the first place?

      Poloyatonki Kgosi - 2013-07-23 14:46

      Matthew Jones.... They were set up to fail the day they joined the force with poor training... its sad our brothers go out there to protect other countries without knowing how to protect themselves.

  • Clinton Prins - 2013-07-23 11:14

    Ruthless . . .he was one of the better cops, R.I.P

  • Silenta Solly - 2013-07-23 11:14

    You can bet, it will take less than a week to apprehend these two men who killed this cop because they killed one of their own, they will leave no stones unturned until they find them. but if it was an ordinary citizen, they probably would never be caught.

      Twisisani Mboweni - 2013-07-23 11:17

      Solly u can think better man. How can u say that?Ntl!

      Diokeng Jacob - 2013-07-23 11:25

      u jus talkn wat u dnt knw. Y u guys hav dis issue on police? Dats y they wont stop harasin u cos u also hav bad atitud towads them. It mus stop.

      nkosikhonorman.ludidi - 2013-07-23 11:34 are making noise....sorry you make no sense

      Jeremy Forbes - 2013-07-23 11:40

      Cape Town cops are better than this, it is very rare for a murderer or someone who has committed serious crime to get away with it. If the cops don't get him the community will, he'd better hand himself in.

      Silenta Solly - 2013-07-23 11:47

      You can say what you want but i believe if you dont stay in the townships then you have no idea what you are talking about so its best you keep quiet. I stay in khayelitsha, some few years back a detective from Mandalay was killed buy a guy who stays 5min from my house (there were three of them - but one shooter obviously). the guy who shot the police ran from cpt to the eastern cape, the police went as far as threatening the guy's girlfriend and her family for refusing to use her as bait to know his location. The guy was caught somewhere in East London by no less than 50 policemen and there was even a helicopter....those three guys are now serving their sentences 16yr, 18yrs and 24yrs (to the shooter) ask yourself, would police go through all that to apprehend a normal citizen?

  • Tando - 2013-07-23 11:42

    How many Police officers have to die in the line of duty before Political head of the Police Minister Mthetha realised he needs to address this in Parliament. Criminals have too many rights whereas law abiding citizen have none in the hands of criminals.

  • Jabulile Pearl Sibeko - 2013-07-23 11:42

    They must bring in Amaberethe finish and Klaar... May his soul rest in peace, one of the good cops.

      Tando - 2013-07-23 12:02

      Even if they say he sign a tender contract in the Parking lot , Cele would be there now

      nkosikhonorman.ludidi - 2013-07-23 13:10

      gauteng TRT amabheret are willing to go help there in Cape Town

  • Albert Martin - 2013-07-23 12:12

    Bring back cele!!!!!!!!! Maybe he was too serious with this crime stopping thing nuh.

  • Sxorch - 2013-07-23 12:13

    "This attack on police officers will not be tolerated and every endeavour will be made to bring those responsible to book," Van Wyk said. - - - Always the same old same old, start doing something. How do we expect the future to look bright if the current is but only big-mouths

  • Awsomekid - 2013-07-23 12:21

    Families of cops who die in the line of duty, must be paid R1m. for each year of service.They are sacrificing their lives for our country,same as what the ANC comrades did for freedom for all of us.

  • Nicolette Liezel Arendse Larey - 2013-07-23 17:36

    Its so sad.

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