WC cop honoured in memorial service

Constable Nokulunga Jako's colleagues say her death is a major blow to the SAPS.

FILE: Constable Nokulunga Jako's colleagues say her death is a major blow to the SAPS. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The colleagues of a Cape Town police officer who was run over and killed while trying to apprehend a criminal said her bravery and dedication to the South African Police Service (SAPS) will never be forgotten.

Constable Nokulunga Jako, who recently returned to work from maternity leave, was killed earlier this month.

The 34-year-old was remembered at an emotional memorial service held at the Langa Methodist Church on Tuesday.

Jako's colleagues said her death has dealt a huge blow to all members of the Cape Town Flying Squad.

Captain Clan Adam said his team were crushed and could not believe she was gone.

"It had an amazing impact. There is already a difference in the attitude of the people. They are all sad and disappointed."

Jako has been described as a loyal and brave member of the police service who was killed while doing her job.

During the memorial service, some could be seen wiping away tears.

They said they will miss her smile and sense of humour most.

Jako will be laid to rest in East London on Saturday.