Media Statement from KwaZulu Natal Media Centre
South African Police Service
The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa was deeply saddened by the killing of yet another police officer in KwaZulu-Natal. “We condemn this senseless killing of our police officer and our detectives will work around the clock in tracing the perpetrators. We also wish to convey our sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues during this very trying time,” he said.
This morning at 05:45 a police Captain (43) stationed at the Umbumbulu detective branch was travelling along the R603 road between Folweni and Umbumbulu on his way to work. It is alleged a vehicle with four occupants were seen following him. The suspects opened fire on the police officer resulting in him being fatally wounded. They suspects fled the scene in their getaway vehicle without taking anything. A case of murder was opened at the Umbumbulu police station.
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