Cape Town mayor condemns cop killings

2013-07-30 17:36

Johannesburg - Killing police officers amounts to an attack on law and order and should be condemned by everyone, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille said on Tuesday.

"I am deeply saddened by the spate of police killings in the City [of Cape Town] in recent weeks," De Lille said in a statement.

"The killing of one police officer is a general attack on law and order in our society and needs to be condemned by all residents of the city."

De Lille said she had instructed the city's safety and security director, Richard Bosman, to liaise with police about the possibility of a reward for anyone providing information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.

Earlier, Western Cape police said another policeman had been shot dead at his home in Cape Town, in the third police killing in the city since Sunday.

Police spokesperson Tembinkosi Kinana said the 34-year-old sergeant was shot dead on Monday night at his home in Montclair drive, Mitchell’s Plain.

Kinana said two men knocked on the door, and when his wife opened the door, they asked for the policeman.

"The suspects fired several shots at him and he died at the scene. It is alleged that the suspects entered the house and demanded a safe in which there was a firearm. Thereafter, they fled the scene on foot."

The policeman was stationed in Philippi East. He was married with a 5-year-old daughter.

No arrests had been made.

  • jerhone - 2013-07-30 18:23

    do you know what gangsters think of your and our condemnation? ZIP ZADA NICKS F*CKALL, the constitution has to be reviewed, get those clowns in their green suits (contipational court) to start earning their salaries

  • Alan Muller - 2013-07-30 18:47

    So when will the DA become a real opposition and call for the return of the Death Penalty

      Derek Bredenkamp - 2013-07-30 20:27

      killing people, including cops, is a bad idea, two wrongs don't make it right.

      Alan Muller - 2013-07-31 18:32

      The Problem is that there is no deterrent in our judicial system... No consequence ...

  • Luzuko Blazzanha Dinga - 2013-07-30 20:15

    Lixesha lezinyo ngezinyo ngoku, foetsek!

  • Victor Mahasha - 2013-07-30 20:20

    Thanks de lille for caring wish u were the National commissioner

      ARTFUL DODGER. - 2013-07-30 21:06

      well said Victor,..she would be a GREAT national commissioner, But would be an even GREATER minister of police!!!!!

  • Kgotsofalang Kgotso Klaas - 2013-07-30 20:22

    we die every day , no notices , recently 44 people died in one weekend in the cape flats....obviously colored and black....

  • ARTFUL DODGER. - 2013-07-30 20:53

    To kill a policeman in the early days, was likened to an attack on the state, no stone was left unturned till the perpetrators were brought to book. Why should it be any different NOW?..." Bring back the death penalty " killing of police offices should be a CAPITAL offence!!!

  • Nico de Jongh - 2013-07-30 23:12

    Kill a cop and you're dead..this message will make them think twice. Sweet talk never works with hardened criminals.

  • Nevin Narraidu - 2013-09-18 15:09

    There are times i think our politicians ( most of them ) regardless of who you support are very quick to condemn in "public" but do very little in private

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