Two KZN officers shot at roadblock

2012-07-16 14:39

Durban - Two police officers were shot at a roadblock at Sundumbili in KwaZulu-Natal, north of Durban, police said on Monday.

"Captain Teddy Pillay was shot in his left arm and Warrant Officer Sibongiseni Khumalo was shot in his right leg," Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge said.

Police were manning a roadblock in Sundumbili's Matungwini area on Sunday when they stopped a Toyota Venture and questioned the occupants. A man sitting in the passenger seat drew a firearm and shot at the officers.

"The suspect alighted from the motor vehicle and fled the scene on foot," Mdunge said.

The driver of the vehicle was questioned after the incident, but was not arrested. The motive for the shooting was not known.

Pillay was in a critical condition, and Khumalo was stable. Police were investigating a case of attempted murder.

  • jerolan.gengiah - 2012-07-16 14:42


      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-16 14:55

      This is one jigaboo that should not be taken alive when the cops finally catch up with him.

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-16 15:06

      Drugs do weird things to you!

      richard.hipkin - 2012-07-16 15:19

      @rob, I agree but then they'll just shut down the whole unit..

  • john.moodley.7 - 2012-07-16 14:55

    Cop Killers need the death sentance

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-16 14:57

      ALL killers of innocent people need the death sentance !

  • 6Lady6Cadaver6 - 2012-07-16 15:52

    Why was the driver questioned but arrested? Or am I missing something here?

  • fanie.essgee - 2012-07-16 15:56

    This is just such sad news.... our magnificent country and the criminals are king.....

  • rob.tubbs.39 - 2012-07-16 17:24

    Hey guys...Approach a vehicle and occupants with guns drawn and prepared to use them...If you don't fire, they will... Take a page out of CSI.....

  • samgaf - 2012-07-16 19:36

    Is this two of the 250000 untrained idiots that were given uniforms and a gun?

      phoofolo.lebohang - 2012-07-17 06:25

      Lol, shame on you...

  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-07-17 08:05

    Bring back Bheki Cele.

  • John - 2012-07-17 21:23

    Was this another unlawful roadblock to set up an anlawful vehicle checkpoint? \r\nThis situation seems extremely suspicious!\r\nWhat was the reason for detaining/arresting the vehicle?

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