Zuma condemns recent cop killings

The president has also extended his condolences to the families of the murdered officers.

Police say they are prioritising the cases of the slain cops to ensure the culprits are brought to book and will serve stiff sentences. Picture: Saps.

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma has strongly condemned the recent killing of police officers calling on the public to work with law enforcement in the fight against crime.

Last week, four officers died in shootouts with robbers in Tembisa, Vosloorus and Jeppe while a Hawks official was stabbed to death while changing his tyres on the N2 highway in Cape Town.

Police say they are prioritising the cases of the slain cops to ensure the culprits are brought to book and will serve stiff sentences.

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Presidency spokesperson Bongani Majola says the president has extended his condolences to the families of the murdered officers.

"President Jacob Zuma has strongly condemned the killings of police officers this past week. He has called on the public to help officers in the fight against crime."

Meanwhile, a policeman who was wounded in a shooting in Delft earlier today remains in hospital.

The officer was shot during routine patrols near the N2 gateway housing project.

The police's Noloyiso Rwexana said, "A case of attempted murder and malicious damage to state property is being investigated and the suspect is yet to be arrested."