Murdered police officer family asks for protected police villages

 The family of Constable Lizwi Mbambeni, is asking the government and police management to reestablish police villages and barracks where officers and their families to live. These villages would ensure the safety of the officers and their family.

The constable was shot and killed in Mfuleni 9 November 2020. A male in his twenties was injured as well. The incident happened after an argument broke out between a group of people at the New Flats.

Constable Lizwi Mbambeni’s grandfather, Mzwandile Mfazwe, said that the villages will not only protect the police families but also reduce corruption amongst police officers. “These officers become friends with criminals and they target those who they do not like.”

Police spokesperson Andre Traut said that no arrests have been made yet. Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz asked on the police to make swift arrest of the guilty parties involved in the murder, saying an attack on the police service was an attack on the state and must be treated as such.

Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stop using the number 086 001 0111 or via the MySAPSApp.

By Danielle Mentoor 


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