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Brigadier Malefetsane Jonas Mofokeng who was shot dead in Protea South by unknown suspects worked for the South African Police Service for 37-years.
As excruciating as this may be, and to prove how committed the SAPS is in solving this crime, SAPS General Khehla John Sitole, assigned the task of unravelling this murder to Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen DS De Lange.
The Provincial Commissioner will work with a Task Team comprising of senior experienced detectives and the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations’ (HAWKS) serious Crime Investigators.
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Quote extracted from SAPS statement, “Every law-abiding citizen will appreciate that any attack on a police officer is an attack on the sovereignty of our State and therefore our plea for community participation in stopping this scourge of attacks on police officers is absolutely essential,” said General Sitole.
Condolences have been pouring in since his passing. The Minister, the National Commissioner, the Head of the Hawks Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata and the Top Management of the SAPS visited the family of the slain Brigadier to offer their deepest condolences and support the family during this time of mourning.
The Minister of Police, Bheki Cele and the National Commissioner of the SAPS, General Khehla John Sitole, learnt with shock and deep sadness of the callous murder of this Senior Manager in the police.
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Quote extracted from SAPS statement, “No one should kill one of our own and sleep at home”, Minister Cele made a clarion call to all community members to come forward with any piece of information. “For us, as the South African Police it is not to cry but to find and give answers to the family of what happened and why it happened,” said Cele.
Anyone with information may contact the South African Police Service Toll-free number 08600 10111. All information will be treated with strictest confidentiality and callers may remain anonymous.
#sapsHQ The Minister of Police, Mr Bheki #Cele and #SapsNPC General Khehla John #Sitole condemns murder of Brig Malefetsane Jonas Mofokeng, Station Commander of Meadwolands Police Station. NP https://t.co/vwqUbDdXDH pic.twitter.com/R8MJFOJFgz
— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) May 17, 2018
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