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Gugulethu Mass Shooting Claims Life Of Police Deputy Minister’s Close Protector

Expressing his deep condolences, Mathale described Mraqisa as an exemplary officer who was always punctual, professional and focused in his conduct. The loss of Mraqisa highlights the ongoing concern of police officers being targeted both on and off duty.

Tragic Shooting Claims Life Of Police Deputy Minister's Close Protector-SurgeZirc SA
Tragic Shooting Claims Life Of Police Deputy Minister’s Close Protector

W/O Lindela Mraqisa, a dedicated and hardworking police officer, was tragically shot and killed in Gugulethu on Saturday evening. Mraqisa, who served as a close protector of Police Deputy Minister Cassel Mathale since 2019, was one of five victims of the mass shooting.

Expressing his deep condolences, Mathale described Mraqisa as an exemplary officer who was always punctual, professional and focused in his conduct. The loss of Mraqisa highlights the ongoing concern of police officers being targeted both on and off duty.

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Police spokesperson Brig Athlenda Mathe stated that maximum resources have been mobilized to trace and apprehend the perpetrators behind this senseless act of violence. The police are urging members of the public to come forward with any information that can assist in bringing the culprits to justice.

Police Minister Bheki Cele and police national commissioner Gen Fannie Masemola are set to lead a delegation of senior police officers to Cape Town on Monday. Their purpose is to interact with the investigating team and visit the bereaved family of W/O Lindela Mraqisa.

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This visit will be followed by a trip to the family of another off-duty member, a 29-year-old policewoman, who was found killed in Mfuleni on Sunday morning. The circumstances surrounding her death are currently under investigation, and one suspect has already been arrested in connection with the case.

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The tragic loss of these dedicated police officers emphasizes the need for a collective effort from society and the government to combat the increasing violence against law enforcement. The safety and well-being of those who protect our communities should be a top priority for all.

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As the police service mourns the loss of W/O Lindela Mraqisa and his fellow victims, it is essential that the police investigation yields results and brings justice to those responsible. The families of the deceased officers deserve closure, and society as a whole must send a clear message that such acts of violence will not be tolerated.

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