Off-duty Isipingo detective shot dead by armed men

An off-duty police officer was gunned down in Isipingo on Tuesday night, 18 June.
The 54-year-old warrant officer from Umlazi detectives was seated in his vehicle with a companion when they were attacked at about 10.30pm in the Malukazi area.

Police said at least six unknown men approached them and forced the detective out of his vehicle. He was shot and died instantly, while his companion was also wounded during the attack. The police officer’s firearm was taken by the men before they fled the scene in a getaway vehicle.

KZN acting provincial commissioner, Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi said the police will not rest until the perpetrators are brought to book. “The provincial organised crime unit has been tasked to investigate this case and ensure that those involved are arrested.

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I wish to convey my sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the police officer. I appeal to the community to assist our investigators by exposing those behind this heinous crime. One can only imagine what sort of terror these thugs will unleash in our communities if they are so bold to kill an officer of the law so callously,” he said.

 

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