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Memorial service held for slain Cape Town cops

So far, one arrest has been made in connection with an attack on two officers in Phillipi East last week.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 for three Cape Town officers who were killed in separate incidents. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A memorial service took place in Mitchells Plain for three slain police officers on Tuesday morning.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) members were gunned down in separate incidents across Cape Town over the last seven days.

So far, one arrest has been made in connection with an attack on two officers in Phillipi East last week.

Grieving relatives and colleagues of the slain officers gathered to pay tribute to them and to celebrate their lives.

In his welcoming address, Western Cape Police Commissioner Khombinkosi Jula described this past week as a tough and traumatic one, adding that officers were being specifically targeted.

On Saturday, Constable Masibonge Nqwabe was shot and killed in Kraaifontein in an apparent hijacking attempt.

In a separate incident, Constable Thanduxolo Ndiki was gunned down in Delft.

Officer Amanda Ladlokova was shot and killed while responding to a complaint in Philippi East last week.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)