Hard to accept his death, says family of slain Limpopo cop

2016-04-20 16:31

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Sekhukhune – The family of a police officer killed by an alleged armed robber in Mogashoa village in Sekhukhune, Limpopo, said his death was hard to accept.

“His death was very traumatic. It is very hard to accept, not for us only but for the whole community,” Constable Edward Pule Kekana's sister, Tiisetso, said on Wednesday.

She said her brother served the police with dedication.

“He would wake up in the evening and respond to the call for duty for tracing suspects,” Tiisetso said.

Kekana was shot in the throat after police surrounded the suspect's shack in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Police shot the man in the chest in the ensuing gunfight. He was taken to a local hospital under police guard.

Kekana joined the SA Police Service in 2011 after he completed a diploma in Public Relations Management at the Tshwane University of Technology.

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