Cele calls for arrest of triggerman who killed Const Molefi during Brakpan bust

Constable Molwantwa Molefi, who was shot and killed in a crossfire with a group of heavily armed suspected criminals in Brakpan last week, was laid to rest today.

Molantwa Molefi was laid to rest in Sebokeng in the Vaal. Molefi was killed during a shootout with criminals in Brakpan near Carnival City in  July 2021. Picture: Twitter/@LirandzuThemba

JOHANNESBURG – Police Minister Bheki Cele has said the triggerman who shot and killed a Gauteng highway patrol constable must be found "dead or alive".

Cele was speaking at the funeral service of Molwantwa Molefi in Sebokeng in the Vaal.

Molefi was killed in a crossfire with a group of heavily armed suspected criminals.

READ: Two suspected criminals, officer killed in shootout near Carnival City

Some have been arrested and rifles including AK-47's and R5's were seized.

Minister Cele wants the men and women in blue to find the killers of their fellow officer.

“To me, that is my crown, that is my prize. It’s the thug that pulled the trigger that killed this man”, said Cele.

He described Molefi as a dedicated and disciplined officer whose life was cut short.

Cele had strong words for members of the public who harbour criminals.

“The community, before they blame the police and before they insult the police, they should understand how much police contribute; even paying the ultimate price like this one.”

The minister announced that a breakthrough has been made with the arrest of 19 suspects who were linked to the foiled cash heist which led to the shootout.

Constable Molefi leaves behind four daughters.

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