A City Traffic Officer was shot this afternoon at the corner of Duinefontein amd Govan Mbeki Roads. The officer was conducting a vehicle checkpoint when he was shot in the left thigh by two suspects who fled with his service pistol.
The officer drove himself to hospital where he is currently receiving medical care.
We do not know all of the details yet, but we condemn this callous attack and we are offering incident a reward for any information that could help track down the suspects.
On behalf of the City, I wish the officer a speedy recovery and we will assist him with trauma counseling and other services available through our Employee Wellness Programme.
T/O A. September activated radio emergency, reporting being shot, location Duinefontein Rd & Govan Mbeki Rd. He drove himself to Gatesville Hospital. It was established that he was shot in his left thigh and robbed of his firearm by 2 suspects. Insp. N. Smith is currently with him.