At about 18:00 police officers from the Ethekwini Inner North Cluster were conducting operations at KwaMashu Hostel when they heard gunshots emanating from an informal settlement within the KwaMashu Hostel. Police responded and spotted two suspects carrying firearms. The suspects fled along the railway line and fired shots towards the two police officers. One police officer was fatally wounded and the second sustained gunshot wounds to his leg. A manhunt is underway for the suspects. All police experts are still on the scene. The Acting Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi has vowed to track down the killers. “We will not rest until they are found and we will leave no stone unturned in the process. We are also appealing to the community to come forward and expose these thugs. Our heartfelt condolences goes out to the family of the late police officer and we wish our colleague in hospital a speedy recovery,” he said.
On behalf of ACR National Crime Initiative SA (PTY) Ltd.
and KZN Community Assist and Disaster Management NPC
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the fallen Member / Collegue, his family, friends and loved ones.