An off-duty female constable from the Table Bay Harbour police station has been gunned down by unknown suspects in Leiden, Delft, on the outskirts of Cape Town.
According to police, the incident happened on Tuesday night. At this stage, the motive for the shooting is unclear. Western Cape police spokesperson brigadier Novela Potelwa confirmed police are investigating the female officer’s murder, saying the details of the incident are still sketchy.
Female officer ambushed by suspects
Potelwa said police will only release the slain female officer’s identity after they have notified her next of kin.
Cape Town railway cop shot and killed near Philippi
In another incident, a 49-year-old Rapid Rail Unit police officer was shot and killed in Nyanga, Cape Town, on Wednesday, 1 June.
Potelwa said unknown suspects shot the officer through the window while driving to the Philippi railway station. He died on the scene.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) management led the burial service for warrant officer Mphakhathi in the Mncuncuzo Locality in Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape, at the weekend.