CPT cop killed in his home

Two gunmen shot and killed a policeman in his Mitchells Plain home.

Two gunmen shot and killed a policeman in his Mitchells Plain home. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Yet another Western Cape police officer has been killed - this time in Mitchells Plain.

It's understood two gunmen attacked the officer in his home on Monday night.

The suspects purportedly knocked on the door, asked for him and when he went to the door the men fired several shots.

Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer said investigators were busy "following up leads and picking up clues at the scene".

"The witnesses are too traumatised to speak to us at this point in time."

This is the seventh cop murder in the Western Cape over the last five weeks.

On Sunday night, two police officers were killed in Khayelitsha. The officials were attacked and gunned down in two separate incidents. The exact circumstances surrounding these incidents are still being investigated.

Last week a police officer was killed and another wounded in Nyanga.

On 25 June, 35-year-old sergeant Mthunzi Mbonjwa was killed in Mfuleni. Mbonjwa was off duty at the time of the incident.

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

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