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W Cape offers reward to bring cop killers to book

Last year 21 police officers were murdered in the Western Cape.

FILE: Dan Plato. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape community safety MEC Dan Plato is offering a reward of R50,000 for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of police killers in the province.

Last year 21 police officers were murdered in the Western Cape.

Nationally, more than 60 men and women in blue have been killed so far this year.

Crime stats released last week revealed that the Western Cape had the most number of police murders compared to other provinces.

Plato's spokesperson Ewald Botha says the department is hoping the reward will assist.

"We know that no financial amount could comfort the families. We do hope that the reward would spur people on to identify those who attack police and work with the police to bringing those to justice," says Botha.