The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga has expressed her sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of an off duty police Sergeant who was fatally wounded while his brother sustained gunshot wounds, on the morning of 21 July 2020 in Kwazakele.
It is alleged that at about 10:51, the 34-year-old Sergeant Siyabonga Wakula and his two brothers were sitting outside their house in Nosidima Street. One of them went inside to check on the food that was cooking. While inside, he heard gunshots being fired. When he ran outside, he saw that the Sergeant and his 56-year-old brother were lying on the ground. The Sergeant sustained multiple gunshot wounds while his brother sustained wounds to both legs.
They were taken to hospital by private transport. The motive for the attack is unknown at this stage. It is further alleged that the suspects got into a white Toyota Avanza and fled. The Sergeant is a member at SAPS Kabega Park.
The Sergeant succumbed to his injuries at hospital. SAPS New Brighton detectives are investigating cases of murder and attempted murder.
Lieutenant General Ntshinga condemned the attack and has called on the communities to work with police in identifying the perpetrators. ‘The criminals are from within the communities therefore I urge you to expose them to ensure that the murderers are arrested speedily. I also call on police officials to be vigilant at all times whether on or off duty”, she said.
Employee Health and Wellness members will offer the family and colleagues all the psychological assistance they require during this difficult time”, added Lt Gen Ntshinga.
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