Police spokesperson, Brigadier Jay Naicker, said, “On Monday night at 10:30pm, a Warrant Officer (54) from Umlazi detectives was off duty in the Malukazi area, Isipingo. He was seated in his vehicle with a companion when they were attacked. It is alleged that at least six unknown suspects approached them and forced the detective out of his vehicle. He was shot and died instantly. His companion was also wounded during the attack. The police officer’s firearm was taken by the suspects before they fled the scene in their getaway vehicle.”
The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi has condemned the latest killing of a police officer in the Isipingo area on Monday night. “We will not rest until the perpetrators of this abhorrent crime are brought to book. The Provincial Organised Crime Unit has been tasked to investigate this case and ensure that those involved are arrested. I wish to convey my sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the police officer. I appeal to the community to assist our investigators by exposing those behind this heinous crime. One can only imagine what sort of terror these thugs will unleash in our communities if they are so bold to kill an officer of the law so callously,” he said.