Police officer killed in KZN

2015-01-04 14:35
Nielen de Klerk, News24

Nielen de Klerk, News24

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Johannesburg - A police officer has been killed in KwaMsane, Mtubatuba in KwaZulu-Natal, community safety MEC Willies Mchunu said on Sunday.

Constable Nokukhanya Sibiya was shot on Saturday while pursuing suspects in an apparent hit and run.

Mchunu expressed "grave concern" that this was the second killing of a police officer in the province over the last 10 days.

"When the criminals attack and kill [police officers], they are doing the defenceless community a huge injustice," he said in a statement.

“Those responsible for this heinous deed should face the full might of the law."

Previously on Christmas evening, Constable Simiso Clement Zondi was killed in eMatimatolo, Greytown, while investigating a matter related to illegal firearms.

Mchunu said communities needed to work together to help "isolate criminals" and "close down the space for them to operate…

"Let us all work together to ensure that our police officers get the support and backing they deserve from our communities."

Two people have since been arrested in the case which Sibiya was investigating.

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