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3 men arrested for killing police officer in Nyanga

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One of the three arrested suspects was wounded and is in hospital under police guard.

CAPE TOWN – Three men have been arrested for killing a SAPS officer in Nyanga.

The 30-year-old policewoman was shot while on duty in Crossroads.

One of the three arrested suspects was wounded and is in hospital under police guard.

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According to police, officers from Nyanga Police Station were on patrol and saw a spaza shop that was still open.

They went to the premises in terms of the Disaster Management Act regulations to investigate.

When they entered, a man came from behind and fired shots at them.

They returned fire on the man as he fled, he fell a short distance away from the scene and was arrested.

Spokesperson for the national police commissioner, Vish Naidoo: “We welcome the arrest of the three men but at the same time we condemn the killing of the 30-year-old constable. The constable was seriously wounded but unfortunately succumbed to her wounds later on.”

Following further investigations, two more men were arrested on Monday night.


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