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Police arrest 2 men just hours after fatal ambush of KZN K9 cop

Police arrested men on Saturday evening after the deadly shooting and theft of a Ladysmith K9 officer some hours earlier.

An off-duty policeman attached to the K9 unit in Ladysmith, <a class=KwaZulu-Natal was shot during an apparent ambush on Saturday night"/>

In a statement on Sunday, KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Brig Jay Naicker said that an off-obligation policeman attached to the Ladysmith K9 Unit became shot as he turned into using in Steadville.

“It is claimed that his vehicle become bumped from behind by means of another automobile and as he alighted from his car to analyze, he became shot numerous instances at point blank range. He died on the scene and his service pistol in addition to wallet had been taken via his attackers earlier than they fled the scene.”

He stated law enforcement officials from numerous units in the uThukela District traced the suspects to E Section in Ezakheni.

“Two men aged 25 and 30 have been arrested while the automobile used within the commission of the crime turned into seized by police. The police officer's firearm as well as the firearm used by the perpetrators had been recovered by using police. At this degree the purpose seems to be robbery. The men are expected to seem inside the Ladysmith Justice of the Peace's court docket soon facing murder and theft charges.”

KwaZulu-Natal provincial commissioner Lt-Gen Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi said: “The rapid reaction from law enforcement officials inside the uThukela District is exceedingly recommended. Criminals that preserve to so brazenly gun down cops for their firearms do not belong in our society.

“I am very relieved that those thugs have been arrested and we hope that the criminal justice device will make sure that they may be completely removed from our society.”

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