After a police officer was killed in Cape Town, police in the Western Cape have started their manhunt.
On Sunday, the incident took place in an informal settlement on Site 5 close to Table View.
According to the police, the officer’s service pistol was taken while he was on duty.
However, Lieutenant-General Thembisile Patekile, the provincial police commissioner, stated that the details of the killing were still unclear.
However, an investigation is being conducted. The investigation will reveal what transpired at that time because it’s difficult to talk to people right away in situations like those. However, the DPCI will conduct the investigation, and hopefully once the offender has been apprehended or more details about what actually happened will be available.
Reagen Allen, the MEC for Western Cape Police Oversight and Community Safety, said that attacks on police officers should be treated as state-wide attacks and that the appropriate action must be taken.
Seven police officers were killed in the province, according to second quarter crime statistics for the months of July and September 2023.
We extend the officer’s family, loved ones, and coworkers our sincere and deepest condolences, MEC Reagen Allen said. Attacks on police or other law enforcement personnel are never acceptable or encouraged. There is no justification for killing an officer or anyone else.
The deceased’s name would be made public at a later time, according to Lieutenant-General Patekile.
We’d prefer to keep the name until then because, regrettably, the family has been informed that they are traveling from the Eastern Cape to Cape Town.