Hawks Trace Alleged Cop Killer Traced to Johannesburg Hours After Fatally Shooting Sergeant in Limpopo

Hawks Trace Alleged Cop Killer Traced to Johannesburg Hours After Fatally Shooting Sergeant in Limpopo

  • The Hawks tracked down a suspected cop killer only hours after an off-duty cop was killed
  • The murder to place in Lebowakgomo Limpopo, but the man was arrested in Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Police found the firearm that was allegedly used to kill the officer in the 33-year-old man's house

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JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks have made quick work out of apprehending a suspected cop killer.

The Hawsk have arrested a man suspected of killing a police officer in Limpopo
A man who alleged killer a police sergeant in Limpopo was arrested in Braamfontein. Johannesburg. Image: Darren Stewart & Jub Rubjob
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Multidisciplinary SAPS team brings in suspected cop killer in 8 hours

According to a statement from the Hawks, Just eight hours after Sergeant Terrence Kutullo Makgatho was mercilessly gunned down, the police already had his suspected killer in custody.

The murder happened in Lebowakgomo, Limpopo, on Saturday, 15 July, when the off-duty officer was shot by attackers driving a bronze Volkswagen 7 Golf GTI.

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Determined to catch the killers, the police traced the vehicle to Johannesburg, Gauteng, where it was spotted with three people inside.

Police find suspected murder weapon at alleged cop killer's house

According to Hawks spokesperson Colonel Matimba Maluleka, the driver was promptly arrested under suspicion of being the trigger man.

When the police searched the alleged killer's house, they found a firearm they believed was used in the crime. The car, a large sum of money and a cell phone were also confiscated.

The man will appear in the Kebowakgomo Magistrate's Court on Monday to face multiple charges, including murder, News24 reported.

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Earlier, Briefly News reported that a bylaw enforcement officer from Mbombela municipality fatally shot a traffic official after catching him with his wife.

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The officer-involved shooting occurred on Saturday, 15 April, when the municipal officer tracked his wife and the traffic official to a popular lodge outside Mbombela.

The enforcement officer allegedly kicked down the door of the chalet the wife and official had booked, and a confrontation ensued.

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