Monday, January 12, 2009

Police Constable injured while his girlfriend dies in Mfuleni shooting incident

By Cindy Witten
12 January 2009

On Friday night, an off-duty police constable (stationed at Delft Police Station), who was sitting with his girlfriend in his parked car, stepped outside, when he noticed a white Toyota Corolla pull over. Two suspects got out of the vehicle and opened fire at the Constable, before getting back into the vehicle and fleeing the scene.

Mfuleni residents contacted the Police and emergency services who immediately responded to the scene. The constable and his girlfriend were rushed to hospital for medical assistance. Sadly the 30-year-old Sindiswa Diniso died in hospital on Saturday morning as a result of her injuries. The Constable is said to be in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Police are urging the public to assist them in their investigation into a shooting incident.
“The Toyota Corolla is a 1.6 model with tinted windows and mag wheels. Anyone with information regarding the incident or who might have seen the mentioned vehicle is requested to contact the Mfuleni Detective Branch, Sergeant Shaun Brown, during office hours on 021 - 900 5500,” said Mfuleni Police Station’s Captain Anneke van der Vyver.


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