Cape Town metro cop shot dead

2012-10-11 07:21

Johannesburg - A Cape Town metro police officer was shot dead in Khayelitsha on Wednesday evening, Mayor Patricia de Lille said.

Senior Superintendent Mpumelelo Hubert Xakekile, 50, was issuing a fine to a taxi driver at 21:30 when two men fired live rounds at him, De Lille said in a statement.

Xakekile, who had served in the metro police for 10 years, died on the scene.

The crime was being investigated, she said.

De Lille conveyed the city's condolences to Xakekile's family and colleagues.

"I have requested the city manager and executive director for safety and security to please make a R50 000 reward available for any information that may lead to the arrest of the individuals involved in this heinous crime," she said.

  • al.jarreau.370 - 2012-10-11 07:36

    South Africa as a whole are falling apart, even if nobody wants to admit to it.This cANCer fat cats MUST dissappear, SOON..they are useless.

      clifford.sithole.5 - 2012-10-11 08:21

      You see..Not all is well in cape town like everybody says

      darryl.maze.5 - 2012-10-11 09:03

      @ Jacob and clifford. It's because all the thugs are moving here to CPT.

      colin.langley - 2012-10-11 10:52

      mine get deleted too!...All the damn time!

      rodney.overes - 2012-10-11 20:29

      One traffic cop and the whole world gets excited , even on morning live they made a big scene!!! now what about the other 42 people that were murdered today! WHY is nothing said about them.

  • mtlhavanirecksons - 2012-10-11 07:41

    Just less than 500m from my house, jus imagine the trauma of the ppl in the taxi that was being issued a ticket!

      jason.children - 2012-10-11 10:44

      I would like to know why my post about what happened was deleted by news 24??? could it be that you were embarrassed that I could so easily find out what happened and give details. Shocking.

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-10-11 07:56

    My sincere concolences to his family and friends for losing a loved one. My thoughts are with them...

  • cindy.wrathex.ruthven - 2012-10-11 08:04

    Condolences to the family of Senior Superintendent Mpumelelo Hubert Xakekile. Cape Town law enforcement, find these killers. I hope the community speaks out and reveal these coward dung!

  • haig.tait - 2012-10-11 08:16

    i dont understand media at all....just last week a cop in the KwaZulu-Natal Area got shot yet no news24 article.... -.-

  • mart.botha - 2012-10-11 08:28

    Authorities must demand that the community in the 'informal settlement' from where these mutants emerged and killed the officer, apprehend them and hand them over to the police, or face 'sanctions' from the Western Cape Government. This is terrorism, and unless the community actively participates in crushing this behaviour from within, they must be considered hostile to the Western Cape Government. This was a premeditated attack on the uniform and the establishment, and must be treated as such. Zero tolerance for crime and not pandering to the sensitivities of a few at the expense of the whole, is the only way to get results.

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  • siann.heidgen - 2012-10-11 08:39

    R.I.P Mpumelelo Hubert Xakekile

  • deon.meiring - 2012-10-11 08:50

    This is SO sad! Wow What will be left of this country in 5 years from now?

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-10-11 09:08

    where do these criminals get their guns from every one of them have guns!!!is it so easy to obtain one please enlighten me it seems it as easy to get a gun as it is easy to get drugs!!! SAPS alone have lost 1500 guns and counting!!

  • bond.ndalo - 2012-10-11 09:09

    Condolence to his family.

  • nana.akua.12914 - 2012-10-11 11:43

    Oh Lord have mercy. A brother is dying somewhere, a woman is raped somewhere, innocent souls are violated, the elderly do not die in peace, we are not happy. You are our salvation and in thee is the redemption of our society.

  • pierre.walt - 2012-10-11 12:42

    Correct procedure (and I am not a cop)|: after stopping a car, first phone in and confirm license number. Then proceed to vehicle after confirmation. That should have lead the cops to the owner of the taxi right away. But again, few in SA have the intelligence.

      okuhle.ndungane - 2012-10-11 19:22

      With all due respect,plz don't disrespect my uncle as he has passed away,we are in morning at the moment

      okuhle.ndungane - 2012-10-11 19:22

      With all due respect,plz don't disrespect my uncle as he has passed away,we are in morning at the moment

  • okuhle.ndungane - 2012-10-11 19:28

    All my respects and condolences to aunt L.Xhakekile and the Xhakekile family in Mandalay, Cape Town... Uncle Herburt was the best and did his best in everything he did... The Ndunganes are with you in this time of mauning... I love you

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