- A police officer in Sandton was shot and robbed while driving on duty and he died on arrival at hospital
- General Khehla John Sithole wants the suspects to be found and taken into custody within the next 72 hours
- Sithole has expressed his condemnation for the suspects' alleged actions towards a uniformed police officer
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JOHANNESBURG - A group of suspects opened fire on a uniformed, on-duty police officer, Sergeant David Tsedu, while he was driving in Sandton. Tsedu died as a result of the shooting.
The South African Police Services (SAPS) in Gauteng want to find the suspects and bring them to justice for killing a police officer.
General Khehla John Sitole, the national police commissioner, has instructed Gauteng SAPS to find and arrest the suspects within the next 72 hours, EWN reports.
Details of the incident and its consequences
According to TimesLIVE, Tsedu was allegedly robbed of his service pistol and some personal items before the suspects fled the scene. He passed away on arrival at the hospital.
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Sithole has expressed his disdain for the attack and has sent Tsedu's family and colleagues his condolences.
"The motive for the incident is the central focus of our investigation. We will not rest until those behind this brazen attack have been apprehended." Sitole said.
Reactions to the shooting of uniformed policeman
"Why must SAPS be told to do their work?"
"Crime is on the rampage in South Africa."
"As if anything happens with these 72 hour action plans."
"The level of lawlessness in SA is on another level. A shooting in broad daylight in the heart of Sandton."
"They were definitely following the car and they knew what they wanted."
Police officer helps deliver a healthy baby when ambulance was late
Previously Briefly News reported that Lieutenant Colonel Mandie Davel is a true heroine, she did not hesitate to help a distressed woman who called on the Springs SAPS for assistance.
She was experiencing severe labour pains on Friday night (3 December 2021) and Mandie immediately called for an ambulance.
However, Mandie could see from the woman's condition that they did not have time to wait for an ambulance.
Source: Briefly News