Cop shot dead in his home in PE

2012-01-17 10:36

Port Elizabeth - A policeman has been shot dead by three men at his home in KwaDwesi township in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

Three men entered the 58-year-old warrant officer's house at around 20:00 on Monday and demanded to see him, Captain Ernest Sigobe said.

"They shot the officer and fled on foot without taking anything from the house," he said.

He died on the way to hospital.

Sigobe said the motive for the attack was not immediately clear and that a murder docket had been opened.

The policeman was stationed at the Gelvandale police station in Port Elizabeth at the time of his death.

Eastern Cape provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Celiwe Binta condemned the murder.

"We will leave no stone unturned until the killers are brought to book," Binta said.

  • Oscar - 2012-01-17 11:03

    Really very sad.

  • procold2 - 2012-01-17 11:10

    rip,hope they put a lot of effort in to catch the killers

  • Phumi - 2012-01-17 11:14

    Thanks to those who are enemies of the "Shoot to kill or Fire with Fire Policy" we have these problems in this country. This death should lie squarly on their door step!

  • frans.grobler3 - 2012-01-17 11:17

    Hello SA "Just another killing whats new" F"*cking Sad. Wake up goverment.

  • elphaas.mgiba - 2012-01-17 11:20

    May the soul of the police officer RIP, and have no doubt that the SAPS will arrest the culprit soon and find out the motive of the killing. viva SAPS viva!

  • Neil - 2012-01-17 12:02

    The ambulance probably had to pay toll fees and could not get to the hospital quick enough.

  • Shirley - 2012-01-17 12:20

    This sounds like a hit. Where is this all going to end???? Country going down hill so fast.....but government insists all is well!!!

      Peter - 2012-01-17 13:49

      It depends on what the government recognizes as 'well'. Judging by the news on a day to day basis...violence,corruption,theft...crime in general in fact and turning a working country into an open toilet...i would say they are doing a splendid job....bunch of incompetent morons

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  • Michelle - 2012-01-17 13:55

    Haven't they learned yet, these murderers don't need a motive or a reason to attack and murder!! It's in the nature of the beast!!

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