Shot Cape Town cop 'out of danger'

2012-10-18 09:38

Cape Town - A Cape Town police officer is in a stable but serious condition after being shot in the stomach, according to a report on Thursday.

The Cape Times reported that Kevin Rodgers, 29, was in an intensive care unit in hospital and "out of danger".

He was shot while apprehending three men in Belhar on Tuesday night.

The three, aged 18 to 24, ran away and were arrested soon after.

Rodgers was one of 153 provincial police officers attacked this year, of whom four were killed.
Three police officers were killed last week alone.

Constables Mandisi Nduku, 27, and Phindiwe Nikani, 26, were shot while on patrol in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, on Friday night. Nikani died on the scene and Nduku later in hospital.

According to the report, Fabianus Filipus, 28, appeared for their deaths in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, where the case was postponed until later on Thursday.

Last Wednesday, metro police officer Mpumelelo Xakekile, 50, was shot dead while issuing a fine to a taxi driver in Khayelitsha.

Sandisile Ncapayi, 18, appeared in connection with the killing and will return to court on Monday.

  • bloulig.brigadeer.3 - 2012-10-18 09:46

    F%&k you ISS! Recruit more police and deploy more SANDF... We need to install back the fear for authorities so that these criminals can be diminished! The ANC has failed...

  • jeremy.forbes.1293 - 2012-10-18 10:32

    This is tik induced violence, these people reach a point were they are so affected that they have no conscience or any kind of judgement left. They shoot and kill without understanding since their brains have ceased functioning in a normal sense. They can only be stopped by some form of drug rehabilitation or death. Something must be done.

  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-10-18 11:14

    hang the bastards!!!

  • anakin.skyvader.9 - 2012-10-18 11:16

    I mentioned this here before, and will keep doing so, until someone in the SAPS starts to really pay attention to this 24/7, not just for a short few weeks again: Where are the bulletbroof vests...? Yes I know it can't stop a bullet everywhere, but it can minimize the risk by a great factor, at least. So why aren't police officers on duty NOT wearing their vests? ADT CHUBB - in fact ALL SECURITY firms issue their members on patrol with bulletproof vests - it is MANDATORY. Why not SAPS?

  • jason.heineberg - 2012-10-18 11:18

    Four cops have died the whole year and 3 in the last week? Either the facts are wrong here or some thing seriously messed up is going on.

  • Cesley Cooke Olivier - 2012-10-18 14:33

    Great news! Especially for the family.....:-)

  • mc.segal.5 - 2012-10-18 19:37

    Google Anthony Haynes. See what happens to cop killers.

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