South Africa: Acting Provincial Commissioner Sends His Condolences to the Nikwe Family
KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa sends his condolences to the Nikwe family for their loss." We have yet lost another son, losing a SAPS member on or off duty is a huge tragedy to the Nation. The culprit who committed this barbaric act will no longer roam around freely because we will not rest up until he is apprehended. I also plea with the community to work with the police in helping find and arrest this criminal because not only the police had lost one of their own but also the community has lost a son as well," Langa said.
Yesterday at about 23:40, members were performing their crime prevention duties along Toyitoyi Road Lindelani D Section when they noticed a man walking alone and tried to stop him. The suspect pretended as if he was surrendering and Constable Sabelo Nikwe (28) alighted from his official vehicle. When the suspect notice the member was approaching him, he fled the scene and the members gave chase. Whilst the suspect was running he opened fire wounding Nikwe and the member was taken to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. A case of murder was opened at Ntuzuma police station for investigation.
Source: South African Police Service