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Top cop murder case postponed

Two men will appear in court in July in connection with the murder of major general Tirhani Maswanganyi.

Police investigate the murder of a senior Johannesburg policeman, near Hammanskraal, just outside Pretoria, on 18 June 2013. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police say they have made a breakthrough in their investigation into the murder of top cop Tirhani Maswanganyi following the arrest of two people this week.

The duo was arrested on Thursday after Maswanganyi's funeral and appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on the same day.

The case was postponed to July when they are expected to apply for bail.

Police are offering a R100,000 reward for information that could lead to more arrests.

The police's Neville Malila says, "As part of the ongoing investigation several people were interview and leads were put together which led to the arrest of two people."

Maswanganyi was found murdered in an open field outside Pretoria on 18 June.

In another incident, a 30-year-old police officer was killed in Lwandle in the Western Cape on Tuesday.

He was gunned down while walking home.

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has condemned police killings.