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Policeman killed at Midmar Dam

2012-11-07 22:10

Johannesburg - A KwaZulu-Natal police officer was shot and killed and another wounded at Midmar Dam, Howick, on Wednesday morning, police said.

Two men in a bakkie robbed a security guard at a diesel storage facility of his cellphone and wallet, Colonel Vincent Mdunge said.

When police found the bakkie driving in the area, its occupants opened fire. Both officers were hit.

One was declared dead on arrival at a local hospital. The second was in a serious condition.

The gunmen's vehicle was later found abandoned.

Inside police found a 9mm gun, four electric detonators and commercial explosives.

The gunmen were still at large, said Mdunge.

Comments
  • sudika.harkhu - 2012-11-08 04:30

    How could the station send two cops to an ATM robbery, dont they know these thugs operate in large gangs with lots of weapons. They should have sent a whole squad. These two cops were like lambs to the slaughter. RIP.

  • justin.hemming.94 - 2012-11-08 20:40

    Very very sad. RIP. and a quick recovery to the other officer. I hope these thugs are caught and left to rot.

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