Crime in SA | One police officer killed, another in hospital

File: A SAPS logo in front of a police station. eNCA

PORT ST JOHNS - A police officer has been shot dead in Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape.

Vuyolethu Madala, who was off-duty, had visited a store when suspects opened fire on him.

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He was rushed to a nearby clinic but died on arrival.

Police are investigating a case of murder. The motive for the killing is unknown.

In a separate incident, another officer was attacked with a hammer on her way to work in Makhanda.

Police say way the attacker was her ex-boyfriend.

When the officer tried to escape, the suspect drew a gun and shot at her.

The officer is in hospital with serious injuries.

Police launched a manhunt and found the suspect dead. He allegedly killed himself.

Acting provincial police commissioner, Zithulele Dladla has condemned the attacks.


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