Slain Cape Town cop identified

2013-03-19 16:54
Cape Town - The Cape Town police officer gunned down in Nyanga was identified as Sergeant Francois Jacobs by Western Cape police on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Tembinkosi Kinana said Jacobs, 33, was stationed at the Gugulethu police station at the time of his death.

He was visiting a local panel-beating workshop in the Vlei informal settlement on Monday night when three men attacked and killed him.

No arrests had yet been made.

A case of murder and robbery had been opened.

"Once again, the office of the provincial commissioner [Arno Lamoer] would like to convey condolences to the deceased policeman’s family and his colleague," Kinana said.

"We also want to reiterate the fact that acts of killing our police officers are condemned in the strongest possible words."

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