JOHANNESBURG- The Gauteng Mec for community safety, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane has learned with shock and condemns with strongest possible terms of killing a Johannesburg Metro Police Department officer outside her home in Soweto on Wednesday morning.
The officer was leaving her home in Soweto when she was confronted by two suspects. She was shot twice during the incident and the suspects fled with her 9mm firearm and two magazines.
With police being killed while on duty, it is believed that in the last seven months, about twelve metro police officers have died on the line of duty in Gauteng with five of these murders occurring in February.
Nkosi-Malobane appealed to the criminal justice system to expedite this case and give the perpetrators the harshest sentence, adding this will send a strong message to the would-be perpetrators that such atrocities cannot be tolerated in South Africa.
“This must stop, before we know we will be left with no one to protect the good citizens of this country,” he said.
The motive for the killing was still unknown