DURBAN – A police captain has been killed in a shooting on Tuesday morning.
The officer, 43, said police in a statement, had been stationed at the Umbumbulu Detective Branch, and was on his way to work, travelling on the R603 between Folweni and Umbumbulu when the incident took place.
“It is alleged that a vehicle with four occupants had been following the deceased. The suspects opened fire on the police officer, wounding him fatally.
The suspects fled the scene in their getaway vehicle without taking anything from the deceased officer.”
A case of murder have been opened at the Umbumbulu police station.
KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa said he was deeply saddened by the killing of another police officer in KwaZulu-Natal.
“We condemn this senseless killing of our police officer and our detectives will work around the clock in tracing the perpetrators. We also wish to convey our sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues during this very trying time,” he said.
In a separate incident, four people arrested in connection with the murder of a northern KZN police officer will be spending the festive season behind bars.
The men appeared in the Eshowe Magistrate’s Court yesterday and were remanded in custody.
Constable, Jabulani Mavundla was killed after he and his partner responded to a robbery in Mbongolwane last month.
The police’s Thulani Zwane says two of the suspects were previously arrested.
“They are also linked to the robbery that took place in 2014. They were arrested and charged with business robbery and were released on bail. They did not come back to court. They were then rearrested and charged with business robbery that took place in Mbongolwane area.
They’re due in court again in January.