Two CT cops awarded for saving a woman, child

Thandumzi Soyamba & Ntombekhaya Ncubukezi rescued a woman and 4-year-old from being kidnapped.

Law enforcement officers, Thandumzi Soyamba and Ntombekhaya Ncubukezi. Picture: City of Cape Town.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town has awarded two law enforcement officers after they saved a woman and four-year-old child from being kidnapped.

The City's JP Smith says Thandumzi Soyamba and Ntombekhaya Ncubukezi came to the woman's aid on Easter Sunday while patrolling along Baden Powell Drive.

"When they left the Sonwabi Beach, they noticed a white Toyota Tazz speeding past and a female passenger screaming at them while trying to open the car door. The officers gave chase in the direction of Muizenberg."

Smith says the woman and child, who she was babysitting at the time, were left unharmed following a high-speed chase to Mitchells Plain to save their lives.

"After a few kilometres the driver made a U-turn and one of the officers jumped out of the patrol vehicle to approach the driver but they accelerated once again and tried to knock the officer down. The driver eventually turned to Eisleben Road where backup was waiting for him. He lost control of the vehicle, jumped a curb bringing the vehicle to a stop."

He says the two officers have received commendations from the city's Civilian Oversight Committee today for their bravery.