Lockdown violent time for W Cape law enforcement officials

The lockdown has been a violent time for law enforcement officials in Cape Town. At least three of them have been killed during this period, while 46 others have been injured on duty. eNCA’s Nobesuthu Hejana has the story. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - The lockdown has been a violent time for law enforcement officials in Cape Town.

At least three of them have been killed during this period, while 46 others have been injured while on duty.

There have also been four reported attacks on firefighting crews in which vehicles were petrol-bombed while staff were en route to incidents.

Constable Asanda Siyoko was shot dead in Nyanga Township on 9 June.

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She and other officers were patrolling the area, monitoring a spaza shop believed to be contravening lockdown regulations. 

In a separate incident, the Western Cape’s traffic department has lost one of its own.

On 9 August, Officer Deon Sampson was conducting a roadblock in Khayelitsha when he was run over and dragged along the road by a taxi driver.

Police have since arrested suspects in both incidents and both matters are before the courts. 

Siyoko and Sampson's families say the deaths of their loved ones have left a void that will take a long time to be filled. 

Source
eNCA

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