Cape Town - Western Cape police on Tuesday released the name of the policeman shot and killed in Nyanga, Cape Town.
He was Constable Dumile Thethani, 38, from Mthatha, Captain Frederick van Wyk said.
He and his partner were on patrol in Nyanga on Monday night when they stopped to search two men. As they got out of their car at the corner of Zwelitsha and Hlathe roads the two opened fire.
Thethani was shot in the head and died in hospital. The other officer was wounded in the hand and shoulder. Two members of the public were wounded in the ensuing gunfight and taken to hospital.
“Several shots were fired and SA Police Service members returned fire as the suspects fled the scene on foot,” said Van Wyk.
The men stole a service pistol from one of the policemen. - Sapa