Parliament condemns killing of police officers

Constable Ncedo Katoyi was shot dead in Khayelitsha on monday night.

Picture: SAPS

CAPE TOWN - In less than a week two police officers have been murdered in the country.

Constable Ncedo Katoyi was shot dead in Khayelitsha on Monday night.

He was responding to a complaint when he and his partner were attacked.

In Mount Frere, in the Eastern Cape, a 36-year-old officer was shot dead on Saturday.

The parliamentary police portfolio committee chairperson Francois Beukman says he's stunned.

“The continued killing of police officers remains a serious concern for the committee and must be dealt with urgently. The killing of police officers is a direct affront to the authority of the state and the Constitution.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)