Cape Town mayor condemns cop killings

2013-07-30 17:36
A Constitutional Court ruling holding trade union Satawu liable for a riot damage claim has been hailed by Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille. (File, Sapa)

A Constitutional Court ruling holding trade union Satawu liable for a riot damage claim has been hailed by Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille. (File, Sapa)

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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.

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