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Commissioner horrified at police killings

Two police officers from Gauteng were killed this week.

National Police Commissioner Mangwashi "Riah" Phiyega. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega expressed her concern and shock on Saturday at recent attacks on police officers.

This week, two Gauteng officers were killed in separate attacks.

One of the officers was stabbed to death in Soweto, while trying to search a man suspected of being in possession of drugs, while the other was attacked in Pretoria and later died in hospital.

Phiyega said violent crimes in South Africa are totally unacceptable.

"Enough is enough," her spokesperson Nonkululeko Mbatha told Eyewitness News .

"One police officer is one too many.

"We are basically saying that we must stand together and stop this scourge on police killings."