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CAPE TOWN - An off-duty police constable was shot and killed in Mfuleni in Cape Town, the Western Cape South African Police Services (SAPS) said on Thursday.

Vuyo Mkhosana, 22, was shot in the head and died in hospital. 

"The off-duty constable, stationed at the Provincial Stabilisation Unit, was attached to Delft SAPS. According to reports, the incident occurred on Wednesday, at  8.50pm, on the corners of Booi and Jama streets in Mfuleni," police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said.

The Western Cape Provincial  Management expressed their shock about the killing.

"They also expressed their heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Constable Vuyo Mkhosana," said Rwexana.

A murder case has been opened for investigation by the Hawks.

African News Agency (ANA)