Cape Town – The police still hunt for the murderers of two cops who were shot during the weekend.
Sunday Safety and Security MEC told Dan Plato that there was still an R100 000 reward for information about the suspects.
"Attacks on the police in the province can not be tolerated The murder of police officers for apparently no other reason than to obtain their firearms is a disgusting act of crime and does not belong in our society. & # 39;
Plato said that although it had no operational control over police, the provincial government had committed itself to supporting the hard-working civil servants who risked their lives to protect others.
The two officers were killed in separate incidents in Delft and Khayelitsha on Friday evening. Lonwabo Kili, 30, was shot in Delft at about 8 pm while picking up a friend. His firearm was caught.
Siyamcela Ncipa, 37, was shot twice outside the home of a friend in Site B, Khayelitsha. The police said he was also robbed of his firearm.
Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula said the police were working around the clock to track down the perpetrators.
"The perpetrators of these two gruesome incidents will be hunted and they will face the power of the law." Detectives from the Hawks have taken over the investigations. "Anyone with information about the two incidents that can help with the police investigation is requested to contact to take with the police on 086 001 0111. "
Kili's family is sad and desperate for answers.
His brother Xolisile Mqushulu described him as a caring soul, a man who devoted his life to taking care of his family, especially his wife and three children.
"My brother never dealt with violence, he loved people and he always gave priority to education, and he would always encourage young people to go to school."
Meanwhile, Parliament said that effective measures introduced by police administration to ensure the safety of officers will be examined this week.
"Once again, the need for criminals to obtain firearms from law enforcers was the driving force behind the attacks, and community members with information about the location of the perpetrators and the stolen firearms should contact and inquire at the nearest police station," Francois said. Beukman, chairman of the portfolio committee for the police.
He said that the lack of progress by SAPS with the implementation of a proactive national plan to install CCTV cameras at police stations, the upgrade of perimeter fences and the installation of secure access gates caused great concern to the committee.[email protected]