Commissioner Sitole pleased with arrest of 3 alleged police killers

Commissioner Sitole pleased with arrest of 3 alleged police killers

South African Police Service (SAPS) National Commissioner Lt-Gen Khehla John Sitole is very pleased that 3 suspects believed to have killed a SAPS officer in Johannesburg has been arrested.

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The police have taken into custody 3 suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer in Soweto, Johannesburg.

SAPS National Commissioner, Lt-Gen Khehla John Sitole, has welcomed the arrest, which has been done quite swiftly.

A firearm was found and confiscated during the arrest.

The Citizen reports that 28-year-old Constable Nhlamulo Vuyeka was part of the Moroka crime prevention unit that was on patrol at Nancefield Hostel when he was shot and killed.

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The unit had pulled over a suspicious vehicle when the passengers opened fire on the officers.

"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."

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