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Cop killers will ‘face the full might of the law’

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has warned criminals who kill police officers have no place to hide.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura joined top police officials and over 00 officers at a night vigil on Friday to remember their slain colleagues. Picture: Emily Corke/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Premier David Makhura has warned criminals who kill police officers that they will be arrested and made to face the full might of the law.

Makhura joined Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega, along with more than 100 officers at a night vigil on Friday to remember their slain colleagues.

Eight officers have been killed in the line of duty in Gauteng and the Western Cape in the last two weeks alone and unions and police bosses have called on the community to help bring the criminals to book.

Makhura said those who kill police officers have no place to hide.

"The killers of the police and the killers of our citizens, it's a matter of time. We are not going to appeal to you to be human because you are not. But you will be found, whether you stop it or not, you will be stopped and sent to rot in jail."

He said the slain police officers will never be forgotten and the families will have the province's support.

"There are many who are the only bread winners in their families; the only source of income."

LISTEN: A report released last week shows a total of 54 Saps members have been killed since the beginning of 2015.