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Port Elizabeth police now offering up to R100 000 reward for information on cop killers

Jun 15, 2018
Port Elizabeth police now offering up to R100 000 reward for information on cop killers

Police in Port Elizabeth on Friday announced that they are offering up to R100 000 for information that can help them track down and apprehend four suspects that are wanted in connection with the murder of a local police officer.

On Tuesday, the 35-year-old police officer, Constable Bonga Ngcingwana, was killed while on duty in New Brighton.

"For the past 48 hours, police, in both policing clusters in Nelson Mandela Bay, have been working round-the-clock with task teams comprising senior and experienced detectives to investigate and identify the culprits involved," said police spokesperson, Capt Andre Beetge.

"Thus far, police are looking for a silver Toyota Etios in which the four suspects were traveling that were responsible for the death of the police member. The vehicle might have four young men (twenties to thirties) driving around in the bay area."

Earlier on Friday, police released an identikit above of a person of interest to this investigation.

"This person is a young male with age between 25 to 30 years," he added.

Information can be given to Lt Colonel Mayi 082 697 5914, or Lt Colonel Smidt 082 441 8121, or Warrant Officer Twani 071 481 3193 or Crime Stop 08600 10111.

Eastern Cape SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga, has also condemned, in the strongest terms, the attack on the SAPS.