Two Joburg cops killed while responding to a hijacking

iStock
iStock

A man who had been reported missing after he was hijacked along with his car in Winchester Hills, was dumped by his hijackers in Noordgesig on Saturday evening. Passersby helped him get to the Orlando police station where he received assistance. 

His white BMW was also recovered after South African Police Service (SAPS) members responded to reports of a suspicious car in Klipspruit West. This led suspects inside the car to flee, Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said in a statement. 

Meanwhile, national police commissioner General Khehla John Sitole has condemned the killing of two police officers who died on Saturday night.

In a statement, Sitole ordered a manhunt for the alleged cop killers.

"At approximately 20:00 last night a captain and a warrant officer responded to a hijacking complaint at Leonie Street, Winchester Hills, shortly after he (the captain) visited the Booysens police station as the duty officer," SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said.

Police said it was unclear whether the officials were responding to the hijacking in which the white BMW was taken. 

"Initial reports suggest the two members came under fire and they were both fatally wounded at Vleiroos Street while on their way to the complaint."

"We cannot rest until these killers have been found," said General Sitole.

"While police are working around the clock to find these killers, we want to also appeal to anyone with information to please contact our Crime Stop number 08600 10111," Sitole added.

Callers may remain anonymous and all information will be treated with the strictest confidence.

People were also encouraged to download My SAPS app via the Google Play store. This will allow easy access to the SAPS and provide them with tip-offs.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
When assisting your child with remote learning this year, did you:
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Follow the school's comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) curriculum?
13% - 200 votes
Adjust the CSE curriculum to suit the family's morals?
24% - 354 votes
Ignore the schools CSE programme and do your own teaching?
63% - 934 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
15.38
(-0.97)
ZAR/GBP
20.54
(-1.14)
ZAR/EUR
18.43
(-1.11)
ZAR/AUD
11.34
(-0.60)
ZAR/JPY
0.15
(-0.80)
Gold
1771.57
(-0.82)
Silver
22.20
(-1.87)
Platinum
972.00
(+1.01)
Brent Crude
47.90
(0.00)
Palladium
2393.50
(-1.26)
All Share
57059.98
(-1.32)
Top 40
52294.68
(-1.37)
Financial 15
11223.69
(-3.06)
Industrial 25
78834.68
(-1.33)
Resource 10
52512.10
(-0.55)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo