Bloekombos used to be an informal settlement until 1998 when the government started building houses there as part of the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP).
It is situated on the eastern border of Cape Town and is 2 kilometers away from Kraaifontein on both sides of Old Paarl Road in the municipality of Oostenberg.
This is the area where the pair was reportedly driving around and patrolling when they were ambushed in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Their vehicle came under fire as they were patrolling the area on Sunday in the early hours of the morning. The criminals made away with the officer’s firearms after the ambush.
It is reported that Police in the Western Cape has launched an urgent 72-hour Activation Plan to track down the criminals responsible for the killing of two officers.
The manhunt for a group of suspects is widespread and will draw on the police’s maximum resources. The motivation for the killings is not yet known.
Andre Traut of South African Police Services (SAPS) said, "The identities of the sergeant and the constable will be released at a later stage.
The Hawks have been given the task of investigating the circumstances surrounding this terrible act against the State.
An appeal has also been made to the public that if anyone has any information that will assist in bringing these criminals to book to come forward.
Acting Western Cape Police Commissioner Major General Thembisile Patekile sent out his condolences to the loved ones and families of the officers and made a promise to support them during this time.
One still wonders when crimes such as these will come to an end in South Africa. There is no day that just goes by without a crime being committed all over the country.
Some crimes are reported in the media, while others never get reported. In the light of all these criminal activities, one also wonders, what sort of measures have been put in place to act as a deterrent against the rate at which murders are being committed in South Africa?
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