Off-duty SAPS officer and friend killed in Khayelitsha

An off-duty officer was one of two people killed in Site C, Khayelitsha on Friday evening.

The police’s Malcolm Pojie says the duo succumbed to gunshot wounds to their bodies in hospital. The officer was stationed at Cape Town Central SAPS, and worked at the court.

‘’The incident you refer to happened at about 20:30… Khayelitsha SAPS opened Double Murder case to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of two men in their mid-thirties,’’ said Lt. Colonel Malcolm Pojie.

He said the motive for the murders are unknown at this stage.

At least seven off-duty officers have been killed between July and September 2023.

According to the Western Cape’s Police Oversight & Community Safety MEC, Reagen Allen, SAPS are seeking three unknown men who was allegedly behind the attack. He says the suspects fled on foot.

‘’It is particularly sad that we had to lose another officer of the law in this manner. My stance remains that an attack on any law enforcement officer, including a SAPS member, is an attack on the State, as these men and women are the defenders of the country’s laws. Perpetrators in this instance should face the relevant penalties.’’

Allen urged those with information to make it available to all law enforcement agencies, in order for the perpetrators to be apprehended.

Anyone with information are urged to contact Crime Stop at 08600 10111.


Done by: Mitchum George


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