Manhunt launched for men suspected of killing officer

Gauteng police have launched a manhunt for six men who shot and killed a police officer in Pimville, Soweto.

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JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police have launched a manhunt for six men who shot and killed a police officer in Pimville, Soweto on Monday night.

It's understood two police officers spotted a suspicious looking VW Polo while they were patrolling.

The men got out of the car and opened fire on the officers, leaving one fatally wounded and the other unharmed.

The police's Mavela Masondo says: “The suspects are still at large and we’re appealing to the community and anyone with information that might lead to the arrest of these suspects to contact us.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)