MANHUNT for Cop Killers underway. Police have launched a manhunt for the attackers who killed a police officer on Friday night in Stinkwater, Themba.
Constable Sello Machete 36, died on the scene and his girlfriend suffered head injuries and is in a local hospital for treatment. The attackers stole his service pistol before driving away in his vehicle. A case of murder, attempted murder, hijacking and robbery of a firearm is being investigated.
It is alleged that Machete was visiting his girlfriend. While they were sitting in the car, two unknown man confronted them. They pointed a firearm at Machete and fired several shots, wounding him in the upper body.
The attackers then pulled him and his girlfriend out of the vehicle and drove away. The vehicle was later found abandoned a few kilometres away. It is believed that the motive for the attack was robbery of a firearm, says police spokesperson Mack Mngomezulu.
Police are appealing to anyone who may have information which can help them apprehend the attackers, to come forward.
Any information may be forwarded to Crime Stop at 08600 10111 or with an SMS to Prime Media Crime Line on 32211 at all hours.