Thursday, October 27, 2005

Cape Town cop commits suicide

A Cape Town policeman shot dead his girlfriend and committed suicide in Mfuleni early yesterday evening. It is reported that the officer was attached to the Crime Intelligence Unit. Police spokesperson Billy Jones says the 31-year-old constable was not on duty when he shot his 22-year-old girlfriend with his private firearm at her house in Mfuleni. She died on the scene. The policeman fled to his own home where he shot himself in the head. The Independent Complaints Directorate will investigate the tragedy.

In Khayelitsha, police have appealed for assistance from the public in the search for a five-year-old boy who went missing from the vicinity of his home in the Green Point informal settlement early on Monday evening. Jones told NewsFlash little Spenathi Loliwe can be described as very dark of complexion, slender, with brown eyes and short black hair. Jones says Spenathi is small for his age and was wearing a grey jersey and long green pants when he was last seen. Anyone with information can call Crime Stop on 08600 10111.


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