Cop shot dead in Nyanga

A CT policeman was shot and killed and another wounded after they were attacked in Nyanga.

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CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer said a police officer has been killed and another wounded in a shooting on Monday night.

While details remain unclear, it is believed the pair were attacked in Nyanga.

Lamoer said, "Two of our police officers in the Nyanga area were attacked by thugs. One was killed while the other was injured and a firearm was taken. They were on duty at the time."

It's emerged two bystanders were also wounded during the shooting.

A search is currently underway for the gunmen.

Lamoer said, "The member passed away during the night and the wounded member is still in hospital. The two bystanders who were shot are also still in hospital. We have made no arrests at this point in time."

This is the fourth police officer to be shot dead in the Western Cape in the last four weeks.

On the 25th of June, 35-year-old sergeant, Mthunzi Mbonjwa was killed in Mfuleni.

Mbonjwa was off duty at the time of the incident.

Police arrested a number of suspects in connection with the crime a few weeks later.

Just a day after the attack on Mbonjwa, 30-year-old constable Thabo Mdzwana who was on standby duty, was shot dead in Lwandle in the Strand.

A few days later, off-duty constable Brandon Mpoe (29) was shot dead in Mitchells Plain, allegedly after an argument with an acquaintance.