Cape Town – A police officer has been killed in Cape Town after being shot in the head, while a colleague is in a critical condition in hospital.
Two Mfuleni police station members – a 52-year-old warrant officer with 32 years' service and a 29-year-old constable with three years' service – were on patrol duty at about 10pm yesterday when they were shot by a suspect they confronted outside a tavern in Wesbank, Mfuleni, police said.
"The warrant officer was shot in the head and succumbed to his wound an hour later in hospital, while the constable who was shot in the neck is in hospital in a critical condition.
""National police commissioner General Khehla John Sitole has ordered that the 72-hour activation plan be mobilised in an effort to bring the suspect or suspects to book."
"I, on being briefed, tasked the acting provincial commissioner of the Western Cape to mobilice Crime Intelligence, the Hawks, Forensics and detectives as part of the 72-hour activation plan to arrest the suspect," said Sitole.