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Cop 'shot in the face'

Published Aug 30, 2010

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By Yusuf Moolla

A policeman was shot and killed and his fiancee seriously injured when they were attacked while fishing on a farm near Nyoni, north of Durban yesterday.

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Crime intelligence officer Kevin Marallich was shot in the face, while his fiancee, Kathy Potgieter, was also shot.

Police spokesman Colonel Jay Naicker said the couple had been fishing at a dam on the farm, Ashill.

He said at about 3pm, farmworkers called the police after discovering the couple.

Potgieter was flown to Umhlanga Hospital where she was in a critical condition.

Naicker said the investigation had been taken over by the organised crime unit.

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