The South African Police Service’s Management has sent messages of condolences to the family of a police reservist constable killed in the early hours of this morning when he and his two crew members were attacked in Jouberton near Klerksdorp in the North West Province.
It is reported that the members were conducting routine patrols in the area of Uraniaville, Jouberton Policing precinct at about 03:15. As the members were driving off from the Eskom Cable Storage facility, their vehicle was shot at by unknown assailants. R/Const Jabulani Njalinjali aged 43, was shot and he succumbed to his injuries on the scene while a Sergeant was taken to hospital in a critical condition for medical attention on her gunshot wound. The third member escaped the shooting incident unscathed.
R/Const Njalinjali was attached to the Jouberton Crime Prevention unit. He has been serving the SAPS with loyalty for the past 18 years.
The Management of the Province has afforded the members involved with a trauma debriefing from the Employee Health and Wellness.
The Provincial Management will also afford the family of the deceased member all the necessary support during their time of bereavement and beyond.
We are appealing to anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspects to call Crime Stop number 086 00 10111 or send tip-offs on MySAPS App.
Source: South African Police Service