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Man Arrested For Murder Of Police Officer In Car Hijacking Case

Following the incident, the Mpumalanga Hawks received a report and a description of the vehicle used by the suspects.

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man who is accused of murdering a police officer. The incident took place in Delmas, Mpumalanga, when the man and an accomplice allegedly attacked an off-duty officer and three women in a private vehicle.

The off-duty police officer was shot dead and robbed of his service pistol and cash, while one of the passengers sustained injuries.

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Following the incident, the Mpumalanga Hawks received a report and a description of the vehicle used by the suspects.

The police spotted a vehicle matching the description and attempted to stop it. However, the occupants of the vehicle opened fire on the police. In response, the police fired back, and the suspects abandoned their vehicle and fled on foot.

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During the investigation, the Hawks received information that one of the suspects had visited the Daveyton police station in Gauteng to file a false car hijacking case, claiming it had occurred in Delmas.

Acting on this information, the Hawks continued their investigation and contacted the suspect. Upon his arrival at the Delmas police station, he was promptly arrested and charged.

The arrested suspect is expected to appear in the Delmas Magistrate’s Court on Monday, facing charges of murder, attempted murder, and armed robbery. This arrest marks a significant step towards bringing justice to the victim and his family.

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The police have also stated that more arrests are anticipated in connection with this case. The investigation is ongoing, and law enforcement agencies are committed to ensuring that all those involved in this heinous crime are held accountable.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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