- Police minister, Bheki Cele, attended the funeral of slain flying squad member, Dwayne Kemp, and delivered some great news to his family
- Mourners applauded the minister as he revealed that the police would fund the education of Kemp’s daughter and unborn son
- Kemp was tragically murdered in a shootout at a Port Elizabeth bakery
Police minister, Bheki Cele, was in attendance at the funeral of slain flying squad member, Dwayne Kemp.
The state funeral was held on Saturday with many hailing Kemp as a hero.
Mourners attending the service at the NG Hoogland Church gave Cele a round of applause following his special announcement.
As he paid tribute to Kemp, he also confirmed that the South African Police Service (SAPS) would fund the education of Kemp’s daughter as well as his unborn son.
TimesLIVE reported that Cele spoke glowingly of Kemp and stated that only heroes are buried with the South African flag wrapped around their coffins.
Cele also said, "Everything must be done to soften the pain and burden this family has to carry. It will be a long road but the SA police will walk this road with you."
Kemp’s wife, Candice, gave Cele a warm hug in appreciation following his tribute.
Kemp was tragically murdered following a shootout in Port Elizabeth last week.
He and his team were responding to an armed robbery at Le Bron Bakery.
Kemp lost his life along with 4 suspects in the brutal showdown. Police are still looking for a 5th suspect who escaped from the crime scene.
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