Soweto cop wounded in shooting during routine vehicle check

2018-09-10 15:47


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

A Soweto police officer is recovering in hospital after he was shot and wounded in the early hours of Monday morning.

This, after two occupants in a van opened fire on officers after they ordered the vehicle to stop on the N12 during a routine check.

"A constable sustained wounds to his lower abdomen and legs. The second member escaped unscathed. The wounded member is currently in hospital in a stable condition," Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said in a statement on Monday.

ALSO READ: Off-duty Cape Town cop shot dead

Last Friday, a commemoration was held at the Union Buildings in Pretoria for 29 police officers who had been killed over the past year in the line of duty.

"The attacks on police will be treated even more seriously in future, with such perpetrators never seeing the light of day again. Just last week, a cop killer was sentenced to life imprisonment in the Northern Cape province," Police Minister Bheki Cele said at the gathering.

The motive behind Monday's shooting is yet to be determined and no arrests have been made yet.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime  |  police  |  shootings

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

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.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.