Cop gunned down in Mitchells Plain

It’s believed the policeman was ambushed by four suspects, who also stole his gun, in Mandalay last night.

FILE. It’s believed the policeman was ambushed by four suspects, who also stole his gun, in Mandalay last night. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police are investigating the latest murder of a police officer who was shot near Mitchells Plain.

It's believed the policeman was ambushed by four suspects, who also stole his gun, in Mandalay last night.

The police's Andre Traut says no arrests have yet been made.

"Last night at approximately 21:45, an off-duty police constable, aged 26, was shot and killed when he left a tavern."

More than 60 men and women in blue have been killed so far this year.