Cele choked as he tried to make sense of how Katoyi’s colleague, Constable Mandilakhe Mangxola, was feeling and how traumatic the experience would have been.“They could have both been killed.
“I just wish to understand how he feels, as he stands here helplessly. And, yet you expect us (police) to get used to that kind of life,” Cele said.
Katoyi, a Khayelitsha Site B officer, was responding to a complaint in Site C with Mangxola when they were attacked by six men. Katoyi died at the scene, while Mangxola escaped wounded, a week ago.