Khayelitsha, Cape Town -

A 27-year-old policeman was shot and killed on Friday in Khayelitsha, Cape Town police said.

Constable Yanga Tshefu was asleep when three armed men kicked open the door of the house.

They told his girlfriend to look down, and shot Tshefu in the stomach, Warrant Officer November Filander said.

He was rushed to a hospital where he died on arrival.

Filander said the gunmen fled with two cellphones and a wallet. The woman was unharmed in the attack.

Police were investigating, Filander said. - Sapa