Police appeal for leads after Matatiele traffic cop gunned down on duty

NOVEMBER 1, 2016

Matatiele police on Monday appealed for public assistance in their investigations after a 30-year old municipal traffic officer was shot dead while on duty on Friday night.

"It is alleged that before the shooting took place, he was packing a traffic vehicle next to Matatiele Private Hospital and whilst in the vehicle, a suspect emerged and shot at the officer," the police said.

"The suspect fled the scene."

The officer's firearm was stolen.

Police do not know the motive behind the killing at this stage.

Anyone with the information should contact Matatiele SAPS on 039 737 9900.