South Africans seems to have been caught up with a syndrome which is making them attack police officers.
These attacks come despite several calls to bring an end of the habit of killing police officers as they are seen as the public protector.
Police officers have a duty of maintaining laws in the country and their elimination promotes crime in our societies.
A report was released today in which a manhunt has been launched by the South African Police Services. It comes after police officers got murdered in the KwaZulu-Natal Province.
Mr Kwazi Shengu who is the Acting KwaZulu-Natal Province MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison has ordered the police officers to carry out a thorough investigation into the case as they now seek to apprehend the suspects.
Two members of the police department were murdered in an execution style last night near Pietermaritzburg in an area called Taylor's Halt while they were off duty.
Families of the two police officers are left in deep pain following the incident.
33 year old Sergeant Makhosaze Mdkangathi and 36 year old Sergeant Mfekelwa got ambushed as they drove to Sergeant Mtolos house in a Polo vivo vehicle.
Unknown assailants opened fire on the two officers and during the investigation, a total of about thirty rifle and pistol cartridges were found on the scene.
Bodies of the two sergeants were found torn apart by bullet shots and each had multiple gunshot wounds which were on their bodies .
The motive of the killing is not yet known and an investigation is being carried out by the police officers as they seek to apprehend the alleged killers.
It was stated in the report that Sergeant Mtolos was stationed at the Richmond police station while Sergeant Mdlangathi was deployed at the Plessislaer police station.
A task force has been set up to investigate the circumstances surrounding the latest killings of police officers.
Sergeant Mdlangathi was stationed at Plessislaer Police Station and Sergeant Mtolo was stationed at Richmond Police Station. MEC Mshengu has condemned the callous murder of the two police officers and tasked police to launch a manhunt for their killers.
The MEC Mshengu described the incident as disturbing and senseless. It happened despite several calls were made to bring an end to such behaviours.
A day ago, one police officer got shot dead as he tried to protect one victim of gender based violence.
These two incidents on their own clearly show that the police officers are being targeted. The attackers do not care whether the police officers are on their post of duty.
MEC Mshengu sent condolence messages to the respective families of the deceased. The police expressed optimism in apprehending the suspects who carried out the ruthless murders.
A call was made to the members of the public as the police seek assistance in locating murderers. Those with information regarding the incident are being urged to contact the nearest police station or make use of the MySapsApp. Alternatively they can contact the police on the CrimeStop number which is 08600 10111. The police promised to treat all the information they will receive with the highest level of confidentiality.
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