Cop stabbed to death while attempting to arrest suspect

2017-10-23 21:59
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Limpopo - A suspect accused of stabbing a Limpopo policeman to death as they attempted to arrest him is expected to appear in the Louis Trichardt Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Warrant Officer Andrew Mudau, 59, of the Makhado Detectives Unit died in hospital on Saturday, after being stabbed while apprehending a man wanted for assault and theft from a vehicle.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said officers had followed leads which led them to a house in Louis Trichardt.

"The suspect became violent when the police wanted to arrest him," he said.

Mudau was stabbed multiple times in the chest, Ngoepe confirmed.

"The 30-year-old suspect was arrested after he was cornered and subdued in the house."

Investigations were underway, Ngoepe said.

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