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KwaZulu Natal | The National Commissioner condemns the attack on police in KwaZulu Natal that led to three members b

Media Statement from the office of the National Commissioner

Pretoria: The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Khehla John Sitole, has in the strongest possible terms, condemned the attack on police officers that were responding to business robberies at two filling stations in Nongoma, KwaZulu Natal yesterday morning at about 02:00.

Members of Nongoma Visible Policing were

ambushed while responding to calls of business robberies at two filling stations. On arrival at the scene they were met by a hail of bullets and they retaliated. Suspects fled the scene and three police officers have been injured and were taken to hospital. The members, a warrant officer has since been discharged and two constables, one of them critically injured are receiving medical attention.

The National Commissioner has praised the members that responded to an active business robbery for their bravery and commitment to rid our communities of people who have no regard for human life. “Our members are fearless and this incident bears witness that we, as the police will not be deterred. We will continue with our endeavours to ensure that the citizens of this country are and feel safe. We will always put our lives in the line in pursuit of our Constitutional mandate”, said General Sitole.

General Sitole wished the injured members a speedy recovery. “I have directed that the provincial management ensure that all the members that responded to these business robberies be supported and afforded a debriefing by our Employee Health and Wellness”. The National Commissioner concluded by instructing that the 72-Hour Activation Plan be mobilised to hunt down the balaclava-clad perpetrators that allegedly fled the scene with undisclosed amount of money in six luxury sedans.

Anyone with information may contact their nearest police station or call the Crime Stop number 08600-10111, callers may remain anonymous and information received will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.


Enquiries: Colonel Brenda Muridili - 071 686 9425

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