Police officer dies in Soweto shoot-out

The officer was killed in a confrontation with a group of robbers at the Meadowlands Mall in Soweto.

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JOHANNESBURG - A police officer has been killed and another wounded in a shoot-out at the Meadowlands Mall in Soweto.

It's understood a group of suspects entered a liquor store last night and made off with an undisclosed amount of money. They were confronted by the two officers and shooting broke out.

The police's Kay Makhubele says, "One police officer died and another was hospitalised. We are now investigating a case of murder, attempted murder and business robbery."