FILE image of an SAPS police constable badge.
KIMBERLEY - Two SA Police Service (SAPS) officer were shot dead and another injured in a shootout with a man on Tuesday afternoon.
According to an SAPS statement, members of the police were responding to a domestic violence dispute in Kimberley.
A gun-wielding man, who had a protection order against him, got into an altercation with the police and opened fire on them.
The Provincial Commissioner of the Northern Cape, Lieutenant General Risimati Shivuri, has appointed a team to ensure a thorough investigation of the incident.
The suspect was reportedly a former police officer.
Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, has condemned the "senseless" killing.