PE policeman shot dead

A Port Elizabeth policeman has been shot dead, shortly after he called for back-up.

National Police Commisser General Khehla Sitole has reacted with shock and has condemned the killing of the 36-year-old constable, who was attached to the Mount Road Detective Unit in the city.

The constable was travelling back from the St Albans Correctional Centre heading towards Mount Road police station yesterday when he noticed a silver grey vehicle with two occupants following him. He called for back-up on the police radio and indicated his whereabouts.

Members of the Kabega police found him lying two metres away from the government vehicle. He had sustained a bullet wound to the head and was still in possession of his service pistol.

Sitole sent his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. He said a 72-hour activation plan had been implemented to track down the killers “and to bring those responsible to book as soon as possible.”

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