Two policemen have been killed while on patrol at Phumla Street in Bloekombos, Western Cape, South Africa. The policemen were reportedly ambushed by unknown gunmen, who opened fire on their vehicle.
Speaking on the incident, the acting Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape police, Major General Thembisile Patekile, said a 72-hour Activation Plan has been emplaced with immediate effect, as various police units have been mobilised to apprehend those responsible for the killings.
Patekile said: “ 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 +27 8600 10111. ”
The police chief further expressed his sincere condolence to the families of the two fallen members and vowed his support to them during these challenging times.