Soweto residents mourn loss of top cop
The Meadowlands Police Station commander was gunned down outside his Protea South home on Wednesday night in a suspected hit in full view of his 14-year-old daughter.
JOHANNESBURG - Soweto residents have described the death of top cop Malefetsane Mofokeng as a great loss to the community.
The Meadowlands Police Station commander was gunned down outside his Protea South home on Wednesday night in a suspected hit, in full view of his 14-year-old daughter.
Gauteng Police Commissioner Deliwe Delange led a delegation to the brigadier's house on Thursday, where she announced a team of detectives had been appointed to investigate the crime.
Some Soweto residents say they've left been shocked and angry byt the deat of Brigadier Mofokeng.
"We really lost a man. Why kill people who help us? Why kill police?" one resident asked.
"I'm shocked. He was a very good man," another resident said.
One resident says that Mofoken was dedicated to serving the community.
"I've known him for a long time and he helped me with a case at KFC, where one guy was killed."
The residents say that the slain top cop was like a father to the community.