Limpopo robber kills policeman

2011-08-29 21:07

Polokwane - A police officer was killed while trying to arrest a robber in Mankweng on Monday, Limpopo police said.

Constable Obedia Chuene Mokgehle, 30, died when he was shot in the hip while trying to apprehend the robber on Monday, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

The man was part of a group who broke into a woman's house earlier in the morning.
She went to the local police station after she saw one of the robbers in the area.

Mokgehle accompanied her to find him. During the ensuing confrontation, the robber grabbed the officer's pistol and shot him. He fled with the constable's firearm.

Police knew who the killer was and were tracking him down.

He said eight police officers had been killed in Limpopo since April.

  • Thandi - 2011-08-30 06:01

    That does not sound right. Is that how it goes these days? The victim goes with ONE police officer to apprehend a criminal?

      St Shooter - 2011-08-30 09:40

      No Thandi its not right, they are meant to travel two at a time, but at the end of the day with shortages and lazy police officers who really do not want to work and only receive the salary, those that are dedicated and committed to protecting the public sometimes have to go by themselves to a complaint, as it says it was early in the morning, you might even find that he was the only police officer dedicated enough and awake at that time to go do the job. My heart and condolences go out to the family of this brave man

      Dayat Atime - 2011-08-30 09:44

      Not only did he go alone, he managed to successfully arm him for future crimes

  • John - 2011-08-30 08:53

    Too many poorly trained Police officers on the job.

      Bearded_Wun - 2011-08-30 10:29

      John I have to disagree hey. If this police officer was poorly trained he would not have went with the victim at all.

      John - 2011-08-31 17:43

      Huh? How does that show training?

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