Two Eastern Cape police officers killed in separate incidents

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Eastern Cape Acting Provincial Commissioner Major-General Zithulele Dlala has expressed shock after an off-duty police sergeant Vuyolethu Madala was shot dead at Kwantsila village in Port St Johns.

It is alleged that Madala was ambushed while exiting a local tavern.

Police spokesperson, Priscilla Naidoo says, “As he exited the liquor establishment 2 males followed him outside and fired several shots from behind. The suspects then got into a white bakkie with no registration number and drove off.”

In another unrelated incident, a female Sergeant, stationed at Grahamstown Police station was brutally attacked by her ex-boyfriend as she left her police living quarters to report for duty on Sunday morning.

The Sergeant was ambushed on the stairs with a hammer.

Naidoo says the victim received repeated blows to her head and hands. She adds that the suspect ran off with the sergeant’s firearm and allegedly shot and killed himself.

“In another unrelated incident, the sergeant was attacked by her ex-boyfriend who ambushed her on the stairs and attacked her with a hammer. The suspect managed to pull off her firearm and fired a shot at her. The suspect ran off with her firearm. Police immediately launched a manhunt for the suspect and he was found dead on Orgley Street in Grahamstown. He allegedly shot and killed himself. An inquest docket was opened.”