Cop shot five times - and lives

2012-05-23 18:38

Johannesburg - A police constable was shot five times as he approached a car in Khuma, North West police said on Wednesday.

Captain Adle Myburgh said Constable Zolile Simon Jas was shot at around 22:00 on Tuesday in Bergen Street, Khuma near Klerksdorp.

"He was hit five times, in his hips, legs and ankle."

Jas was in hospital in a stable condition. He and his colleague, Constable Mokibelo Patric Lehong, 30, had scanned the registration number of a parked bakkie.

"The constables approached the bakkie as the registration number did not match the bakkie."

The four men in the bakkie opened fire and shot at the officers with an automatic rifle. The men drove about 100m before abandoning the bakkie and fleeing on foot.

They were still at large and a case of attempted murder was being investigated. The abandoned bakkie was seized.

  • Squeegee - 2012-05-23 18:49

    Hope he recovers soon.

  • merushan - 2012-05-23 19:07

    Here's wishing u a speedy recovery

  • marthin.jordaan - 2012-05-23 19:15

    Die polisie moet opgelei word hoe om verdagte voertuie te benader of enige items, hul het konfirmasie gehad dat voertuig verdag is as hul goeie opleiding gekry het en gevolg het sou dit heel moontlik nie gebeur het nie.

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-05-23 19:25

    ukunzima zigila mkhuba sawukhuselwa ngobani kwanina xa kunzima nalufuna uncedo lwamapolisa akasakhuselekanga nini onobangela

  • songezo.kilani - 2012-05-23 19:40

    Wow is he irish

  • jmalatji2 - 2012-05-23 19:42

    Wishing u a speedy recovery ma colleague n hope the community will help us catch criminals

  • DrCyanide - 2012-05-23 19:43

    No mean feat surviving 5 rifle rounds... good lad, I hope you get on your feet again soon.

  • Eugene Van Der Berg - 2012-05-23 20:40

    Fannie you are truly a f^&k•¥ng idiot ,the troll hide rock that you live under has a higher IQ than you! you are truly a disgrace to all the decent hardworking black guys that i work with and call my friends ,nevermind the rest of the population , with your posts these guys would like to spend a bit of time with you in a locked room and sort you out properly for the trouble people like you cause!!!

  • maggsie - 2012-05-23 21:44

    now all he has to do is release a gangsta rap album and he's made lol.

  • Marco - 2012-05-24 04:35

    Now, lets link this ""Force must always be reasonably necessary and proportional in the circumstances, and deadly force, including shooting, may in addition be used only if the suspect poses a threat of serious violence to the arrester or another person or persons; or if the suspect is reasonably suspected of having committed a crime involving serious bodily harm, and there are no other reasonable means of arresting him at that time or later," from the new Section 49 to this article and see how many people still says the SAPS now have free range to shoot and kill!!?? And link this also to the article where the woman and a five(5)month old baby has been killed..

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