Johannesburg - A South African Police Service (SAPS) officer has been shot dead at a funeral in Johannesburg and a police reservist was seriously injured when he was attacked by a mob in Pretoria this weekend, Gauteng police said on Sunday.
SAPS management in Gauteng is saddened on learning of the untimely death of a 40-year-old woman constable stationed at Dobsonville in Soweto, Johannesburg, Captain Mavela Masondo said.
On Saturday, SAPS members had just held the funeral of a fellow officer who had died of natural causes, and were having refreshments after the funeral at the home of the deceased.
"It is alleged that during this time, a member of the public, who was also attending the same funeral, fired shots in the air and the constable was then struck by a bullet in her upper body. She was rushed to hospital and sadly, was declared dead on arrival," Masondo said.
The man, aged 55, was arrested immediately and his firearm confiscated. He was expected to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court on Monday.