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Task team to track down gang that killed Port Elizabeth policeman

Jun 14, 2018
Task team to track down gang that killed Port Elizabeth policeman

Communities have been urged to stand together with the SAPS to stop police killings.

The call comes after the killing of 35-year-old Constable Bonga Ngcingwana while he was conducting his duties in New Brighton on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Mount Road Cluster Commander, Major General Thembisile Patekile, and his management visited the family of Constable Ngcingwana at their home in Kwazakele.

Maj Gen Patekile offered his condolences to the wife of Constable Ncingwana and encouraged her to be strong.

"He also added police will not rest until these senseless killers are arrested and brought to book," said police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

"Constable Ncingwana and his colleague were shot at by four armed men on Tuesday afternoon, 12 June 2018 while they were on duty in New Brighton.

"Constable Ncingwana sustained several gunshot wounds and succumbed to his injuries prior to receiving any treatment."

Meanwhile, the National Commissioner of Police, General Khehla John Sitole, has condemned in the strongest terms the killing of Constable Ngcingwana.

He has sent his condolences to the province and the family of the deceased and further directed that the Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Ntshinga, should establish a Task Team that will activate the 72-hour Reaction Plan to hunt down the perpetrators of this heinous crime whoclearly have no regard for human life.

“If you kill one of our own, we will hunt you down until we find and arrest you. Police killers do not deserve to live among law abiding citizens, they deserve to rot in jail,” said General Sitole.

“We cannot allow the ongoing onslaught against our men and women in blue who are mandated by the Constitution of the Republic to ensure that inhabitants are and feel safe. This undermines the authority of the State. We need the members of the community to work with the police in the fight against crime." 

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrestand prosecution of the suspects can call SAPS Crime stop number 08600 10111, callers may remain anonymous.