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Police appeal for leads after off-duty police Sergeant gunned down in Mt Frere

Apr 9, 2018
Police appeal for leads after off-duty police Sergeant gunned down in Mt Frere

Police in Mount Frere over the weekend appealed to the public for assistance with information that can assist them in their investigations following the fatal shooting of a police officer in the Mount Frere CBD, just before 05:00 on Saturday.

"It is alleged that an off duty 36-year-old male Sergeant was attacked by unknown [suspects] found with gun shots in his upper body. He was attached to Mount Frere SAPS-Detective Services," said police spokesperson, Captain Edith Mjoko.

The management of the South African Police Service in Eastern Cape said it is saddened by the death of the Sgt and the Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Andre Swart, sends his sincere condolence to the family, friends and colleagues of the member.

"Circumstances surrounding the fatal attack of our member is under investigation and police will leave no stone unturned to trace and arrest the suspect/s involved," he said.

Captain Mjoko said that anyone with information or who has witness the attack, is urged to contact nearest police station, or SAPS Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or Crime Line on 32211.

"All information will be treated with strictest confidentiality."