Bronville policeman shot dead, 1 attacker arrested

South African Police Service

Bronville policeman shot dead, 1 attacker arrested
Bronville policeman shot dead, 1 attacker arrested

The SAPS member has just reported off duty and visited a house in Thabong still in police uniform and bullet proof resistance vest. On the 14 August 2021 at about 01:30 Constable Zwelinzima Sam Bomvu (30) stationed at Bronville Police Station had just reported off duty and stopped at a house of a friend still in his police uniform.

While he was there. There was a knock at the door and it was a person known to the owner of the house, who even talked to the member and left. According to information, the same person came back with another unknown person with a balaclava. They knocked and forced entry and one shot was fired in the direction where the police official was standing.

He was hit on his collar bone and he collapsed and died at the scene.

The incident was reported to the police and Thabong Serious and Violent Crimes Unit was activated. Preliminary investigation was conducted thoroughly and a 46 year old suspect was arrested by this team.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Len Singh commended the investigating team for acting speedily and arrest the first suspect. “Taking a life of a police official is regarded as attack on authority of state, hence I urged the team to do everything in their power to trace and arrest the second suspect.” Said the Acting Provincial Commissioner.

The police are still looking for the second suspect. Appeal is hereby made to any person who might share more information to assist with investigation, to please call the Investigating Officer; Warrant Officer Secala Vinger at 079 495 1153 or Crime Stop Nr. 08600 10111, such information can also be shared via MYSAPS App anonymously.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service