Off-duty detective shot dead in Isipingo

Durban – An off-duty police officer was gunned down on Monday night in the Malukazi area in Isipingo, south of Durban.

The Warrant Officer, 54 was seated in his vehicle with a companion when they were attacked by at least six assailants, police said.

It is alleged the assailants forced the detective out of the car and shot him dead, police spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele said.

The police officer’s firearm was taken by the suspects before they fled the scene in a getaway vehicle.

His companion was wounded in the attack.

KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi condemned the latest killing of a police officer.

He said the Provincial Organised Crime Unit was tasked to investigate this case and catch the killers

“I wish to convey my sincere condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of the police officer and I appeal to the community to assist our investigators by exposing those behind this heinous crime”, he said

Mkhwananzi said it was concerning how “bold” criminals were to go after and kill a police detective.

The attack comes days after police officer attached to the Shongweni K9 unit was shot at his home KwaNdengezi.

The officer who was shot multiple times by unknown assailants was critically wounded and taken to hospital. He is in the Intensive Care Unit of a Durban hospital. Daily News

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