Monthly Archives: February 2021

Two police officials killed in the execution of their duties in Bloekombos

CAPE TOWN – The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape police, Major General Thembisile Patekile has instituted the 72-hour Activation Plan with immediate effect and mobilized various police units to apprehend those responsible for the death of two police members of Kraaifontein this morning. At around 01:25 the members were on patrol in Phumla Street in Bloekombos when their vehicle came under fire in an apparent ambush. Both members were killed on the scene and robbed of their official firearms.

The identities of the sergeant and the constable will be released at a later stage.

The Hawks has been assigned to investigate the circumstances surrounding this heinous act against the State, and we appeal to the public to come forward with information that will assist us to bring these criminals to book, as there is no space in society for them. Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

Major General Patekile has expressed his sincere condolence to the families of the two fallen members and vowed his support to them during these challenging times.


Source: South African Police Service

Eastern Cape crime statistics decline welcomed

QUONCE – MEC for Transport, Safety and Liaison, Mrs Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe welcomed a notable decrease of crime in the province as reflected through the presentation of the third quarter Crime Statistics 2020/2021 on Friday, 26 February 2020. The presentation was held … read more