Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Eastern Cape SAPS member shot and killed

Oscar Thomas
30 December 2014

Eastern Cape Sgt Zono was shot and killed when en-route to report for duty on Christmas day.

When he decided to enter a shop in Main Street, Qumbu a robbery was in progress.

The suspects are set to appear in the Qumbu Magistrate court today on charges of murder.

The Police’s Cynthia Nkamba said The SAPS Management in the Eastern Cape expressed their deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the late Sergeant Solomzi Zono stationed at the Qumbu SAPS.

Lt General Celiwe Binta said their hearts go out to his loved ones and close colleagues during this difficult time.

Nkamba said it is alleged that Sgt Zono was en-route to report for duty on 25 December 2014 at about 15:00, when he decided to enter a shop in Main Street, Qumbu.

Nkamba said a robbery was in progress at the shop and he was shot in the upper body during the incident.

Nkamba said he later succumbed to his wounds at a hospital in Mthatha. Sgt Zono joined the SAPS in 1993 and was attached to Crime Prevention, Qumbu SAPS.

Nkamba said two suspects, aged 23 and 24 were arrested on 28 December 2014.


“The suspects are appearing at the Qumbu Magistrates Court today on charges of murder, attempted murder and business robbery Nkamba added.

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