Durban - Police are hunting for the gunmen who shot dead two Durban Metro police officers and took their guns in Inanda on Monday night.
The officers were guarding an ANC councillor's home in the Bhambayi area at the corner of Fernham and Stoneham Drive bordering Phoenix, north of Durban.
Durban Metro police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Parboo Sewpersad said both police officers were shot while they were seated in a marked police vehicle. Both their firearms were taken from their holsters.
"The next of kin has not been notified so we cannot release their names. One of the officers was 58 years old and the other was a 37-year-old woman. Both were based at Verulam but also assigned to guard eThekwini councillors," Sewpersad said.
Sewpersad said management and staff of Durban Metro police are in shock after hearing the news. He said they have formulated a task team to work together with the SAPS provincial task team to bring the perpetrators to book.