- The SAPS has honoured another cop who died in the line of duty
- He was lauded for his bravery and service
- Mzansi social media users extended their condolences
The South African Police Service has honoured the late Constable SVZ Nkala, who died in the line of duty. They thanked him for his bravery and service.
The 40-year-old was stationed at the Parys Police Station in the Free State. He had eight years of service when his life was taken.
The late constable and his crew were performing crime prevention duties on the road. The team was patrolling the area when they saw a suspicious-looking vehicle about to be loaded with goods, parked alongside the road. They promptly investigated and attempted to make an arrest, which resulted in a squabble between the police and the suspects. He was fatally shot by a suspect.
He leaves behind three children, with the youngest having been two years old at the time of his death.
The SAPS has honoured the fallen hero by having his name engraved on the national memorial at the Union Buildings. In a final statement, the SAPS said:
"To the late Constable SVZ Nkala, the management of the SAPS salutes you for your bravery, loyalty and sacrifices to serve and protect – no longer with us, but you will never be forgotten."
Mzansi social media users extended their condolences. Facebook user Jolande Breedt said:
"Thank you for doing these posts. South Africa needs to see the sacrifices made by these selfless individuals who paid the ultimate price for us. Condolences to their loved ones."
While Blessing Marbleh Khoza said:
"Our police need body cams please!!"
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