Cape Town Central cop killed after 12-hour shift


A 39-year-old police officer has been gunned down in Oliver Tambo Drive in Samora Machel.

The off-duty sergeant was attacked outside his residence after completing a 12-hour night shift at the Cape Town Central police station.

Police spokesperson Colonel Andrè Traut says the officer was unarmed and did not have his service pistol at the time of the incident. He adds that it’s still unclear if he was killed for access to a firearm.

The Hawks are investigating the attack.

Meanwhile the Western Cape police commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembislie Patekile has conveyed his condolences to the officer’s family and loved ones. He has assured them that they will use all their resources to track and trace the suspects so that they can be brought before a court of law.

Recently two police officers were shot and wounded in Khayelitsha.


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