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Port Elizabeth police offering reward as leads in tracking down cop killers turn cold

Nov 21, 2018
Port Elizabeth police offering reward as leads in tracking down cop killers turn cold

Port Elizabeth police on Wednesday announced that they are now offering a reward to any person, who can provide them with information that will lead to the successful arrest of the suspects involved in the murders of two local police officers.

The officers were killed in August and December 2017 respectively.

"On Thursday, 10 August 2017 at about 20:00, Sgt Linda Wilson Mzuku from SAPS Bethelsdorp was fatally shot whilst off duty in his home in Wells Estate by an unknown person," said police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

"It is alleged that the suspect was seen fleeing the house and was picked up in the back street by a white car.

"Sgt Mzuku’s state issued Z88 pistol was also taken."

Port Elizabeth police officer also killed on duty

She added that on Thursday, 21 December 2017, at about 23:15, two on-duty police officers were shot at by suspects after they responded to a panic alarm at a business premises in Paterson Road, in North End, Port Elizabeth.

"As they were waiting at the gate of the premises, they were attacked by two unknown persons and several shots were fired at the police officers," Col Naidu said.

"Const Nomvuybeko Mjandana succumbed to her injuries at the scene while her colleague was wounded. The service pistols of both members were taken."

She said that several attempts to gather information on these suspects were unsuccessful and the SAPS are now offering a reward.

"Police are calling on the communities at all levels to stand together and expose these ruthless police killers," Col Naidu said.

"The South African Police Service is mandated to serve and protect all the inhabitants in this country and they should be able to so without any fear."

Anyone with information can contact the investigating officer, D/Capt Tembinkosi Zanto on 071 225 7461 or the Crime stop number on 0860010111.

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