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Police members recover the firearm of their fallen colleague

Media Statement
South African Police Service

Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Western Cape

Police members of Operation Restore deployed in Lwandle on Sunday, 25 December 2022 worked tirelessly around the clock, perform intense tracing operations, following the cold-blooded murder of a police member in the early hours of the morning.

Commitment to follow up on every bit of intelligence received, the team tactically approached a residence in Lwandle and ensued with a search of the premises. Their persistence was rewarded when they recovered a 9mm pistol with ammunition that was issued to the police officer. Four men between the ages 21 and 37 were subsequently arrested on a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Once charged the suspects are expected to make a court appearance in the Strand Magistrates’ Court on the mentioned charge.


Media Enquiries:
Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi
071 604 8321