The SA Police Service in the Eastern Cape mourn the loss of police officials who died in separate incidents in the past 48 hours in the Province. The SAPS Management in the Eastern Cape expressed their deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of our deceased colleagues. “Not only is this traumatic and unbearable to the families, but the impact is equally severe to the colleagues and the entire SAPS family too”, said Major General Zamuthango Mki, Acting Provincial Commissioner earlier today.
Sgt Wanda Jacob Mogale, 59, stationed at Jamestown SAPS was off duty when he was stabbed by his girlfriend at his house in Jamestown Township outside Aliwal North on 7 January 2015 at about 17:05. He succumbed to the stab wound at a hospital in Jamestown. Sgt Mogale joined the Service in March 1991.
A 42-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with murder. She is appearing in the Jamestown Magistrates Court today.
In another tragic incident, on 7 Janaury 2015 at 21:40 two (2) Kwazakele Visible Policing members, Const Simthembile Thandani, 30 and Const Mlonyeni, 36, were busy patrolling at the Kwazakele policing area. They stopped a red Toyota Corolla that was driving recklessly at Njoli Road. While the members were talking to the driver, two (2) suspects appeared from the footpath and one of them had a firearm. The suspect shot at the police and Const Thandani was shot on the upper body and died on the scene. Cst Thandani managed to shoot back and one of the suspects was hit. Const Mlonyeni was unharmed.
The 32–year-old suspect was arrested and is under police guard in hospital. A .38 special revolver was recovered.
“Police officials will always be targeted by criminals and a loss of a member impacts on our operational staff compliment and that ultimately has an effect on the day-to-day fight against crime, but we will not be de-moralized but we will remain undeterred in our quest to ensure safety and security of our communities,” added General Mki.
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