Officer killed in Ngcobo shooting laid to rest

Warrant officer Zuko Mbini was among the six people shot dead when a gang linked to a cult church attacked the local police station.

Family, friends and SAPS members gathered for the funeral of warrant officer Zuko Mbini who was killed following a shooting at the Ngcobo police station. Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - One of the five police officers massacred in Ngcobo has been laid to rest on Friday.

Warrant officer Zuko Mbini was among the six people shot dead when a gang linked to a cult church attacked the local police station.

Six men have been arrested following raids at the Seven Angels Ministry Church.

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South African Police Service officials were among those who attended the funeral service of the warrant officer outside of Mthatha.

The other four officers killed in the massacre will be laid to rest over the weekend and next week.

The police's Khaya Tonjeni attended Mbini's funeral and described the slain officers as “fallen heroes”.

“These are national heroes. They have died on duty and served the nation. We will always remember them and salute them today.”

The six accused will be back in court on 8 March.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)