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Police officer dies after being shot through vehicle near Philippi Railway Station


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Western Cape

WESTERN CAPE - Crime scene experts are scouring a scene in Ngulube Street, Browns Farm in Nyanga where a policeman was shot and killed early on Wednesday evening.

Reports from the scene indicate that the 49-year-old Warrant Officer attached to the rapid rail unit was driving towards the Philippi railway station in his vehicle when he was shot through the vehicle window by yet-to-be identified suspect/s. He died on the scene.

A murder docket has been opened for investigation and the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (DPCI) detectives are investigating.

The identity of the deceased police official will be released once his next of kin has been informed.

Anyone with information on the shooting incident that could assist the police investigation is urged to contact the police on 08600 10111 or via the MySAPS App. Information received will be handled in strict confidence.


Brigadier Novella Potelwa
082 559 4676