JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng MEC for community safety, Faith Mazibuko, on Monday condemned the killing of a police officer based at Dobsonville Police Station in Soweto.
Two officers were responding to a house robbery in Braamfischerville when they came under fire. One officer was shot in the head and died at the scene. The other was injured and rushed to hospital in a serious condition.
They were robbed of their service firearms and cellphones.
One suspect has already been arrested and the police are on a manhunt for a second suspect.
"We commend the police for reacting swiftly and arresting one of the suspects. Law enforcement agencies must work together to ensure that no stone is left unturned in searching for and arresting the second suspect. A clear message must be sent that an attack on a police officer is an attack on the state and the state will defend itself," said Mazibuko.