'Nobody should kill police, go home and sleep peacefully': Cele

SOWETO, 17 May 2018 - Senior police officials have visited the home of a Meadowlands officer who was killed in his garage on Wednesday night. Malefetsana Mofokeng was shot in front of his 14-year-old daughter. Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG – Police Minister Bheki Cele wants the men involved in Wednesday night's killing of a police station commander in Soweto arrested by the weekend. 

Two men gunned down Meadowlands station commander Malefatsana Mofokeng at his home in Protea South in front of his 14-year-old daughter.

"We're satisfied with the progress that the police have made. We are working on the matter of 72 (hour) turn around. It's not our job as the police to come and cry, our job is to give answers: who did it, why and how? So we are working on that for now, " said Cele.

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Cele wants strong action taken against those involved in police murders.

"Nobody should be able to kill a police officer and go and sleep at home peacefully. We have to hunt them, it doesn't matter where we find them. If we need to find them alive it will be much better, if we need to find them dead it will have to happen," he said.

"The call to the police is to just be more vigilant, do their work properly, protect one another but be able to respond and quickly so when they're under trying times like this one. They must know they are forever targets of the criminals out there," Cele said.


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