The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Khehla John Sitole has directed the Provincial Commissioner of Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela to implement the 72-hour activation plan following a shooting that led to the death of an on-duty police officer in Sandton this week.
- The incident took place on Thursday at around 11am, corner Katherine Street and 5th Street in Sandton.
- Video footage, recorded from a nearby office, has been circulated on social media.
- The SAPS is appealing to eyewitnesses to come forward and assist investigations by calling the Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or downloading the MySAPS App.
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The police officer, identified as Sergeant David Tsedu, who was stationed at the City Deep Port of Entry, was driving along Katherine Street in Sandown when he was gunned down by a group of suspects. The suspects are alleged to have robbed the police officer of his service pistol and other items before fleeing the scene in a getaway vehicle.
The police officer was taken to a nearby hospital but sadly succumbed to his injuries upon arrival. General Sitole has condemned the attack and sent his condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Sergeant Tsedu.
The motive for the incident is the central focus of our investigation. We will not rest until those who are behind this brazen attack have been apprehended.
// General Khehla John Sitole, Provincial Commissioner of Gauteng (SAPS)
The SAPS is appealing to motorists and other eyewitnesses to come forward and assist investigations. Callers to the Crime Stop number 08600 10111are reminded that they may remain anonymous and all information will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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