Policewoman hailed as a hero for protecting suspect from angry mob

Policewoman hailed as a hero for protecting suspect from angry mob

- Police arrested a 66-year-old man at his home on suspicion of harbouring a drug dealer

- A mob of about 200 people attempted to rough him up

- Jabulile Shongwe bravely shielded the suspect despite being outnumbered

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A policewoman in Mpumalanga has won praise for bravely protecting a suspect from an angry mob recently.

According to lowvelder.co.za, policemen from White River Flying Squad were at the home of 66-year-old Dirk Muller when the incident unfolded.

The cops were apprehending Muller on suspicion of harbouring a nyaope dealer in his home, Briefly.co.za learned.

Jabulile Shongwe bravely protected Muller from the angry mob. Source: lowvelder.co.za

Jabulile Shongwe bravely protected Muller from the angry mob. Source: lowvelder.co.za

A crowd of about 200 people had gathered outside Muller's house and reportedly threw petrol bombs at it. However, they failed to hit it.

As the policewoman, Sgt. Jabulile Shongwe, escorted Muller to a police van, the crowd descended on Muller and roughed him up. In the process, Jabulile was shoved to the ground.

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Part of the mob that gathered at Muller's home. Source: lowvelder.co.za

Part of the mob that gathered at Muller's home. Source: lowvelder.co.za

However, Jabulile got up quickly and bravely shielded Muller from the mob. Unit leader, Captain Pieter Smit, said he was amazed at Jabulile's bravery despite being outnumbered.

Fortunately, the brave cop did not sustain any injuries. She insisted that she was only doing her job, "I shielded the man until we could get him into the police van."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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