Mchunu shocked by cop's death

2015-01-13 21:13
KZN Transport MEC Willies Mchunu (File: The Witness)

KZN Transport MEC Willies Mchunu (File: The Witness)

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Johannesburg - Law enforcement agencies must get to the bottom of what caused an accident in which an officer was killed and another was injured near Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal Transport MEC Willies Mchunu said on Tuesday.

"It is always painful to lose a police officer, especially one that has served the country for such a long time," Mchunu said in a statement.

"We are still mourning the loss of our police officers that died during the festive season and now we have been robbed of another dedicated member."

Warrant Officers Siyabonga Mncwango, 45, and Bhekizitha Moses Dube, 43, were on duty travelling in a state vehicle on the R616 between Ladysmith and Bergville when they collided with a truck on Monday, Colonel Jay Naicker said earlier.

The truck allegedly veered into the path of the officers' car and they collided head-on.

Dube died on the scene. Mncwango sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital, along with the truck driver.

A case of culpable homicide was opened at the Bergville police station.

"Warrant Officer Dube leaves behind his wife and five children. At the time of his passing he had served the SA Police Service for 20 years," Naicker said.

Mchunu sent condolences to Dube's family, colleagues and friends.

He wished Mncwango a speedy recovery.

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