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Police in Mpumalanga mourn the death of colleagues
2015/08/03

Media Statement from Mpumalanga Media Centre
Corporate Communication
South African Police Service

MBOMBELA:   The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General (Adv) Dumisa Magadlela and his management are deeply saddened by the untimely death of two police officials in the province.

The members were performing their duties at the Witbank Cluster, died on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Firstly to be reported was Constable Juliet Mahungela (29), who was stationed at Ogies. Mahungela was involved in a head on collision on Saturday, 1 August 2015, at Bushbuckridge and was fatally injured.

While the police were still mourning the abrupt passing away of Mahungela, news broke on Sunday morning at approximately 08:30, that Sergeant Johny Marshall (45) was brutally stabbed to death and his body was lying next to a taxi rank in Witbank.

The Provincial Commissioner is therefore calling the community to assist the police in their quest to arrest those responsible for the death of Sergeant Marshall.

“We cannot allow a situation whereby police are being maimed by heartless individuals. I therefore call on the community to work with the police in finding the barbaric culprits and bring them to book. One police killed, too many, and therefore such conduct of killing police by a handful section of the community is uncalled for and it deserves to be discouraged in all forms.  As the management of the SAPS in the province, we unanimously pass our condolences to the bereaved families for the loss of their beloved ones,” said the Provincial Commissioner.

A case of culpable homicide is being investigated regarding Constable Mahungela and murder for Sergeant Marshall. Anyone with information regarding the murder of Sergeant Marshall is requested to contact Lieutenant Colonel Solly Thobejane at 079 891 5845.   
 

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