Cape Town – Police Minister Bheki Cele strongly condemned the murder of two unofficial police officers on Friday night in two separate incidents in the Delft and Khayelitsha areas in Cape Town.
Constable Lonwabo Kili, 30, has been shot dead in the vicinity of Delft and Constable Siyamcela Ncipa, 37, was shot dead in Khayelitsha and their firearms were stolen in both cases, said spokesman Reneilwe Serero in a statement on Saturday.
A 72-hour action plan was issued by Cele to ensure that the perpetrators were arrested and taken to the book and the stolen firearms recovered.
"Minister Bheki Cele gives his deepest sympathy to the Kili and Ncipa families and strongly condemns these senseless and cold murders of police officers." Members of the South African police force are a national asset and they must be protected at all times by all of us, including members of the community, "the statement said.
The police appealed to the public to help with information to identify the suspects by reporting to the nearest police station or by contacting the toll free number on 08600-10111.
African News Agency / ANA