Detective team in search of two suspects after police constable killed in Makhaza

Cape Town: The assistance of the Khayelitsha community is sought in identifying and locating two suspects who attacked and killed a police constable in Makhaza, Khayelitsha last night. The 72 hour Activation Plan has been ordered for the arrest of the suspects.

Detectives were still on the scene combing the area for clues late last night after the 36-year-old police official was shot in an argument that appears at this stage to have been a robbery. The member, who worked at the Strand Magistrate’s court was off duty at the time of the incident in front of his home in Qhela Street, Makhaza.

Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lt General Yolisa Matakata has lamented the murder of yet another police official in Cape Town as detectives are hard at work searching for the perpetrators of the shooting. A week ago, 25-year-old Constable Thobinceba Xhontelo and a friend were killed in Bardale, Mfuleni by unknown gunmen.
Anyone with information that could assist in expediting the investigation is urged to contact the police on 08600 10111 or via MySAPS app. Source: South African Police Service