Pretoria: 17 May 2018 – The Minister of Police, Mr Bheki Cele and the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Khehla John Sitole, learnt with shock and deep sadness of the callous murder of a Senior Manager in the police, who was attacked last night in Soweto, Gauteng.
Preliminary investigations suggests that the Brigadier, Malefetsane Jonas Mofokeng, who was the Station Commander of Meadwolands Police Station, had just arrived at his house around 19:00 when he was accosted by unknown number of suspects who shot him. He was certified dead when he taken to hospital.
The Minister, the National Commissioner, the Head of the Hawks Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata and the Top Management of the SAPS visited the family of the slain Brigadier to offer their deepest condolences and support the family during this time of mourning.
The late Brigadier had at the time of his passing served in the Police for 37 years.
General Sitole has also directed the Provincial Commissioner to ensure that a Task Team comprising of senior experienced Detectives as well as the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations’ (HAWKS) serious Crime Investigators is established as part of the activation of the 72-hour action plan to these and apprehend the perpetrators of this heinous crime.
“No one should kill one of our own and sleep at home”, Minister Cele made a clarion call to all community members to come forward with any piece of information. “For us as the South African Police it is not to cry but to find and give answers to the family of what happened and why it happened”, said Cele
“Every law abiding citizen will appreciate that any attack on a police officer is an attack on the sovereignty of our State and therefore our plea for community participation in stopping this scourge of attacks on police officers is absolutely essential”, said General Sitole.
Anyone with information may contact the South African Police Service Toll free number 08600 10111. All information will be treated with strictest confidentiality and callers may remain anonymous.