The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Khehla John Sitole has condemned the killing of a police officer in Soweto, Gauteng on 20 June 2019.
It is reported that 28 year old Constable Nhlamulo Vuyeka was part of Moroka Crime Prevention members on patrol at Nancefield Hostel when they stopped a suspicious vehicle. When the police approached the vehicle for a search, the occupants started shooting at them but the police managed to contain the situation and arrest the perpetrators.
It was discovered that Constable Vuyeka sustained a gunshot wound just below his bullet resistant vest on his abdomen. He was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. At the time of his passing he had been serving the police for just over four years.
The police immediately arrested the three suspects from the vehicle, which had been reported as stolen from Ectonville this month. During the arrest, a 9 mm pistol was recovered from the vehicle.
“My heartfelt condolences goes to the family of this member that paid with his life for the safety of our communities. Constable Vuyeka was a hero and I am happy that his alleged killers will face the full might of the law”, said General Sitole.
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