Siyabonga Sokhela, 29, who was stationed at the Ntuzuma SAPS, was certified dead on arrival at hospital.
According to police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele, Sokhela was shot at KwaDabeka on Saturday.
“A case of murder was opened at KwaDabeka police station and a 28-year-old suspect was immediately arrested,” said Mbhele.
Sokhela’s mother, Thandazile Tembe, said he had been with the SAPS for five years. She was unemployed and did not know how she would cope.