Man shoots cop, then himself in police raid

2012-06-23 10:07

Johannesburg - A police officer and two Community Policing Forum members were shot and injured with a automatic rifle while searching a house in Randfontein, Gauteng police said on Saturday.

Lt-Col Katlego Mogale said a 59-year-old man opened fire on the law enforcing officers as they were searching his house for unlicensed firearms on Friday evening.

"A shoot-out ensued and the man barricaded himself in a room from where he later shot himself dead. "

Mogale said the injured 37-year-old police officer and the two CPF members, both aged 27, had been transported to local hospitals.

"All three are in serious but stable condition."

Mogale said the deceased shooter's son had been arrested earlier on Friday with a friend when an unlicensed 9mm pistol was found in their vehicle.

"Information given by the two arrested men led the police to the older man's house." Police were investigating attempted murder charges and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

Propaganda material such as books and pamphlets were also found throughout the house, said Mogale.

  • john.loveland.9 - 2012-06-23 10:34

    "Propaganda material such as books and pamphlets were also found throughout the house, said Mogale." What is regarded as propaganda material? Is it just material that Mogale doesn't necessarily agree with??

      Hermann - 2012-06-23 12:37

      I wonder too. Right wing or lef twing propaganda?

      Squeegee - 2012-06-23 12:48

      Hermann, evil, evil material. Pamphlets suggesting that Malema has a valid matric certificate, that government ministers tell the truth and that Leon Schuster is up for a Noble prize....

      omonaija - 2012-06-23 13:58

      Why am i not surprised ,the three stooges at it again.The fact is the idiot fired at the police and got his just deserve.Do you know what harm his son could have caused other families with his unlicensed firearm. Why are you so called upstanding citizens not criticizing the son for being in possession of an unlicensed fireman.What a bunch of biased losers!

  • Mark - 2012-06-23 10:42

    Clearly the people are tired of this government. Wonder how many splinter units are out there also with so called propaganda material and firearms. This government just cannot see a rebel uprising.

      Tony - 2012-06-23 11:48

      Not splinter units - criminals.

      omonaija - 2012-06-23 14:00

      Only dumb will want to fight the SANDF.Smart people go out and vote for their party of choice instead of taking up arms to kill innocent people.

  • rock.jason.52 - 2012-06-23 10:46

    Is this man a black or white man...?

      Msika - 2012-06-23 10:53


      john.loveland.9 - 2012-06-23 11:04

      Does it matter???

      gregory.wellsclifton - 2012-06-23 11:06

      Neither. He 'isn't' anything other than dead. You should join (if you aren't already a member of) - the ANCYL. They love to incite. A bored troll, with an apt name 'Rock' - brain dead imbecile.

      piet.gert - 2012-06-23 11:49

      I suspect that it was a "non white" man. If it was a white man they would have said so, also linking the person to some obscure underground far right movement! As none of this was mentioned I dont think it was a white man. Haapy to be proved wrong though.

      kagiso.ramasodi.5 - 2012-06-23 11:50

      Its very good that,the mans race was not mentioned, the important thing is the story not the race) had a race been mentioned other people would have Focused on Negatives and it would result in Racial arguments as we always see here

      JohannP - 2012-06-23 12:33

      Actually its a valid question. This is Randfontein, the last outpost before leaving Gauteng. It also opens up more valid question. Since there was propaganda material the next question would be, was it white supremacist Bull Twang concocted by the likes of Let's Pretorius, Andre Viljoen or die Stormfront? Or was it neo liberal Bull Twang concoted by the black panthers, Ronald Lamola or Jesse Jackson's mates? Either way it is relevant as the rest of us would like to know what these crazies are getting up to these days.

  • Carel de Lange - 2012-06-23 10:58

    This is the pits of journalism! Where did this idiot learn to report, from MEDUNSA?

  • Sihle KaMazibuko Mkhize - 2012-06-23 11:07

    Another one bites the dust.......whoop whoop

      omonaija - 2012-06-23 14:04

      Joggie At SecondBonds...If your above comment is not deleted by New24 ,then New24 is clearly moderated by racists.

  • tony.kirby1 - 2012-06-23 11:09

    I agree with Beefcake, But, Te quality of the reporting from this Nedis site these days. Maybe they have not mentioned that there could have been more cops involved, but mention only the three injured people.As far as I know the CPF chaps dont carry weapons.

      kerrynkix.mcnamara - 2012-06-25 16:52

      Obviously there where more cops involved,only 3 people were injured. And the cpf guys that were shot are reservists for the police so they are allowed to carry weapons when working with police

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-06-23 11:15

    Well done to those in blue uniform that are still dedicated to the fight against crime.

      Mark - 2012-06-23 11:24

      And you know who is the real criminal my friend?? The ANC government with there comrades shouting how they want to take the land from the farmers, inciting hate speeches, Etc, Etc. Men in blue should first clean there house and then government. That way they will not have time to come visit you and me because it is our basic right to defend ourselves when our lives and livelihood are threatened.

      Tony - 2012-06-23 11:53

      Sakhiwo, thanks for congratulating the police. I notice that the commentators on News24 have a track record of complaining when the police do not take action and complaining when they do. They just want to complain. They themselves troll the site looking for news where they can complain. Catch a wake up people and lend some valid debate to the issues facing our country and the good things happening all around us.

  • fuzile.matoto - 2012-06-23 12:40

    You shoot at the Cops, definitely expect that they'll shoot back and I support the cops there, over and above those guns might have been illegal that is why the police needed to search the house, nothing fishy there. This country will be claimed back by the law abiding citizen and the dedicate men in blue as per this article well done SAPS.

  • Omphile Setshedi - 2012-06-23 12:57

    lol, tony montana

  • tappit.dutoit - 2012-06-23 13:46

    beefcake read the article again the Suspect shot him self because he is a coward!

  • tappit.dutoit - 2012-06-23 13:53

    Both the officers and the suspect was white. The suspect was a member of a white supremacy group and just returned from a meeting! The officer that was shot only mistake was trusting another white oom that he respects because unfortunately he was broad up like that.

      Sagin - 2012-06-23 19:58

      Tappit are you black, hiding behind a afrikaans name?

  • Sagin - 2012-06-23 19:54

    One of the foot soldiers brainwashing the masses and supplying weapons to farm murderers?

  • kerrynkix.mcnamara - 2012-06-25 15:55

    I personally know they one CPF guy,he was shot in the leg with an R1,they amputating his leg today

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