Police hunt for more suspects in Khayelitsha cop's murder

2018-05-03 10:01
SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Police are searching for more suspects for the murder of 39-year-old police constable Ncedo Katoyi in Khayelitsha.

One person has been arrested so far and Western Cape police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said that the police were "still in pursuit of more suspects".

According to Potelwa, a gang of six opened fire on Katoyi and his partner as they made their way back to their vehicle in Site C, Khayelitsha.

They had responded to a complaint in Site C. Katoyi's service pistol had been taken and he died at the scene.

A 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with Katoyi's murder on April 26, Captain Philani Nkwalase said.

The man, Lwandile Wiseman Somdaka, was arrested at midnight at his residence in Ilitha Park, Khayelitsha.

He appeared in the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court on April 30 and the case has been postponed to May 7 for further investigation, Nkwalase added.

Somdaka is in custody.

"His arrest was a result of a rigorous manhunt led by the Hawks' National Bureau for Illegal Firearms Control and Priority Violent Crime Unit, which also involved Khayelitsha detectives and Vispol (SAPS visible policing)," Nkwalase said in a statement .

Anyone with information that could lead to more arrests should contact the investigating officer on 082 302 7114.

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