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
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