Off-duty JHB cop killed while fishing

Police have launched a manhunt for a group of men who killed Metro Police officer Coert Jordaan.

FILE: Coert Jordaan was fishing at the Aston Lake on the East Rand yesterday, when he was confronted by a group of men. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Police have launched a manhunt for a group of men who killed an off-duty Ekurhuleni Metro Police officer in Springs.

Coert Jordaan was fishing at the Aston Lake on the East Rand yesterday, when he was confronted by men who stabbed him to death.

The robbers stole the officer's private vehicle and a cellphone.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini says, "He was found yesterday and was lying on the grass. We don't know what exactly happened yet and he was found with a stab wound in his upper body. We believe that he was attacked while fishing at the dam."