Two eThekwini metro police officers have been killed in an alleged ambush attack in Mpumalanga, west of Durban. It is believed that the vehicle they were travelling in was found with multiple gunshot marks.
eThekwini metro police spokesperson Parboo Sewpersad says the motive for the attack is not yet known.
Sewpersad says the officers were in a private vehicle on their way to work at the Durban Beachfront when the incident occurred.
“The Durban Metro police released a call on shooting in Mpumalanga, Hammersdale area in KZN. On arrival they found two metro policemen in a silver Kia Rio. They were in full uniform and they were deceased. The motive for the shooting is unknown at this stage the SAPS, and the Hawks are investigating.”
KZN Hawks are investigating the killing:
— Sakhiseni Nxumalo (@SakhiNxumalo) June 9, 2020
‘Killing of police officers an attack on the country’
Early this year, Police Minister Bheki Cele said the killing of police members is an attack on the country. He was speaking at a funeral service of a Free State police officer Galeshewe Poonyane, who died in the line of duty.
He was shot and killed and his female colleague wounded when they intercepted a suspicious vehicle near Orkney in North West.
In the video below Cele slams attacks on police officers: