Monday, June 11, 2007

Another police officer killed in Cape Town

By Tando Mfengwana
11 June 2007

Two suspects have been arrested following the murder of an off-duty police constable at Mfuleni hostels near Blue Downs on Sunday.

Constable Maboyise Gqoboka and his friends were chatting inside a house when the two suspects barged in and disrupted the conversation.

According to police 30-year-old Gqoboka left the house when he became aware of the two suspects hostile attitude. It is believed that a chase ensued and the constable was assaulted with sharp objects.

“The deceased sustained several stab wounds and died instantly on the crime scene,” police spokesperson Captain Elliot Sinyangana says.

The two suspects fled the scene on foot.

“Further investigation led to the arrest of two adult males, a 58-year-old and a 26-year-old, as alleged murder suspects,” Sinyangana added.

Both men are to appear in the Blue Downs magistrate court on Thursday, June 14.

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