TMPD constable found dead with bullet wound

2018-02-17 18:42


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

Pretoria – The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) has expressed shock and dismay after an officer was found dead in his apartment on Saturday morning.

TMPD spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said a 29-year-old constable was found by a colleague in a pool of blood with a bullet wound in his flat in Hercules.

One of his colleagues went looking for him after he failed to report for duty, said Mahamba.

"His colleagues made numerous phone calls trying to get hold of him to no avail. One colleague, who stays in the same complex with him, decided to go check up on him and that is when he made the gruesome discovery," said Mahamba.

"He found the constable's lifeless body in a pool of blood, with his service pistol lying next to him."

Mahamba said an inquest docket has been opened by the South African Police Service for further investigation.

He also said the possibility of a suicide could not be ruled out.

"The constable was known as a hard worker who was passionate about his work. He was stationed at a drug unit under the crime prevention section at the time of his death."

Mahamba said that TMPD is still in a state of disbelief, as the constable's death happened on the same day as the burial of another constable who was killed during a business robbery earlier this month.

Constable Mendo Yanta was shot and killed after walking in on an armed robbery at a KFC in Lyttelton Pretoria.

The three armed robbers stole Yanta's service pistol and about R7000 in cash from the fast food outlet.

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.