Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
MOUNT FRERE: Police are combing the scene for clues that will lead to the arrest of the suspect/s involved in an attack and fatal shooting of a police member in the main street of Mount Frere CBD, just before 05:00 this morning.
It is alleged that an off duty 36-year-old male Sergeant was attacked by unknown suspects and found with gun shots in his upper body. He is attached to Mount Frere SAPS Detective Services.
The management of the South African Police Service in Eastern Cape is saddened by the death of the Sergeant and the Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Andre Swart sends his sincere condolence to the family, friends and colleagues of the member. "Circumstances surrounding the fatal attack of our member is under investigation and police will leave no stone unturned to trace and arrest the suspect/s involved", he said.
Anyone with information or who has witness the attack, is urged to contact their nearest police station or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or Crime Line on 32211. All information will be treated with strictest confidentiality.
Enquiries: Capt Edith Mjoko: 078 546 9619
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