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Hunt still on for Orange Farm cop killers

Authorities released CCTV images of suspects believed to be linked to the killing of Constable Norman Muhlari.

The pair was patrolling at the train station when they were confronted by suspects who attacked them and made off with their firearms. Picture: @SAPoliceService via Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police say they hope to make arrests soon in connection with the murder of a police officer in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg.

Authorities have released CCTV images of the suspects believed to be linked to the killing of Constable Norman Muhlari.

The officer was shot and killed at the Stretford Railway Station last week while his colleague was seriously assaulted.

The pair was patrolling at the train station when they were confronted by suspects who attacked them and made off with their firearms.

Police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said, "If we get information [on their whereabouts], we'll questioning those suspects to see if they cannot be linked to the killing of the police officer."

Suspects wanted in connection with the murder of Orange Farm police officer Norman Muhlari.

Meanwhile, members of the public joined hundreds of men and women in blue outside the Johannesburg Central Police Station on Friday night for a vigil in protest against the recent increase in police killings in Gauteng.

The vigil was led by Crime Line together with Gauteng Premier David Makhura and MEC for Community Safety Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane.

Eight officers have been killed in Gauteng and the Western Cape in the last two weeks alone while in the line of duty.

Acting Chief of Police Jabu Mapiyeye said the message was that cop killings must stop.

"Metro police including Saps must not give up. Further, those criminals must know there is no place for them to hide."

Nearly 60 police officers have been murdered since January.

WATCH: Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu told police officers at a memorial service on Tuesday to use the weapons they have been provided with, to protect themselves at all costs.

Picture: @SAPoliceService via Twitter.

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