KZN policewoman shot outside her home

2013-07-16 12:49
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Johannesburg - A policewoman has been shot dead outside her home in J-Section, Umlazi, near Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.

Constable Gugulathu Ximba, 33, was fatally wounded in her car when she arrived home on Monday evening, Colonel Jay Naicker said.

"She was shot four times and sustained two gunshot wounds to her neck, chest and right arm."

She was taken to hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.

Firearm stolen

Ximba was part of the Durban port security services. Her firearm was stolen during the attack.

KwaZulu-Natal provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni said: "I want to express my sincere condolences to the family and assure them that we will do everything within our control to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book".

The Hawks would handle the investigation.

Captain Paul Ramaloko of the Hawks said no arrests had been made by 11:00 on Tuesday.

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