The National Commissioner of Police, General Khehla John Sitole has strongly condemned the killing of a South African Police Service Captain. The 50 year old Captain was gunned down at approximately 02:30 this morning at Tshiwula Street in New Brighton in the Eastern Cape.

The member was stationed at the SAPS Protection and Security Services at King Williams Town but he was deployed to the New Brighton area temporarily. His identity is being withheld until his next of kin has been informed. The circumstances around and the motive for his killing form part of investigations which have initially indicated that the member was shot multiple times in his head and his service pistol was taken.

“I have instructed that the 72 Hour activation plan be implemented”, said General Sitole. The 72 Hour Activation Plan entails the mobilisation of critical resources including Crime Intelligence, Forensic Experts, The Hawks and Tactical teams to ensure that no crucial evidence and intelligence is lost.

The National Commissioner has also appealed for anyone with information on this senseless killing of the Captain to please come forward. Information may be provided to via our Crime Stop number 086 00 10111. All information will be treated with strictest confidence and callers may remain anonymous.