Off-duty cop shot dead in Eersterivier

The 35-year-old sergeant, stationed at Lentegeur SAPS Visible Policing, was allegedly hijacked and shot dead in Eersterivier in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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CAPE TOWN - The Hawks in the Western Cape are investigating the murder of an off-duty police officer.

The 35-year-old sergeant, stationed at Lentegeur SAPS Visible Policing, was allegedly hijacked and shot dead in Eersterivier in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The Police's Frederick van Wyk said the motive for the killing was unknown at this stage.

“The provincial police management has expressed shock over the killing of a police man earlier this morning. He was shot in his neck and was transported to a nearby medical facility where he died due to his injuries. The scene of the crime still needs to be established and reconstructed.”

In Gauteng on Wednesday, officers held a drive-by memorial service for Sergeant Nonjabulo Sharon Mogale who was shot and killed by unknown suspects at a shop in Tembisa last week.

In the Free State, a 32-year-old police constable was also recently killed allegedly by her boyfriend.

It's believed the woman was strangled to death after her body was found dumped near the local swimming pool by her colleagues whom she had called for help hours earlier.

The latest quarterly crime statistics show 32 officers were killed between April and June and nine were on duty.

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