Sanco applauds crime-fighting general

2016-06-06 20:29

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg – General Kgomotso Phahlane should encourage all police officers to be as assertive with criminals as he was over the weekend, the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) said on Monday.

The acting national police commissioner should be applauded for fighting off two armed robbers at a shop, Sanco national spokesperson Jabu Mahlangu said in a statement.

"The criminals must get the message that our police officials are not pushovers, but crime fighters who will not relent in the face of adversity, but fight tooth and nail for survival and protection of the most vulnerable in our communities," he said. 

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said Phahlane was in his car outside a spa in Rosebank when he saw two men in balaclavas and armed with pistols entering the building. That's when he sprung into action.

“He fought with the two guys with the view to take away the firearms. He managed to ward them off and they ran away."

One shot was fired as the two assailants were running away, but nobody was injured.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime

Inside News24

Most Read
News In Your Area
Top Lifestyle
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.