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Meadowlands Police Commander shot dead in front of his daughter

An utterly heartbreaking turn of events in Soweto.

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A highly-respected police station commander in Meadowlands, Soweto has been murdered at his own home in Protea Glen, as his 14-year-old daughter watched on.

Malefetsane Mofokeng was shot dead in a suspected hit on Wednesday night. EWN report that a team of detectives had been appointed to investigate the crime, lead by Commissioner Deliwe Delange.

The publication also relayed the shock felt by the community. Mofokeng was very active when in came to helping out the people he served. Local residents describe him as a “very good man”.

Senseless killing

SAPS confirmed the details of the tragic incident through a statement earlier on Friday morning. They say Mofokeng arrived at his house around 19:00 on Wednesday and was accosted by an unknown number of suspects who shot him.

Michele Clarke is the DA’s spokesperson for community safety. The MPL said that the party – who currently hold office in Johannesburg – condemn the killing and now want to see a large-scale manhunt launched to catch the perpetrator.

“These senseless killings of our police officers must come to an end. Police play a crucial in ensuring the safety of our people and communities.”

“As the DA we call on the police to launch a manhunt for the suspects and that no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of justice in this matter.”

“We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Commander’s family, relatives, friends, colleagues and the SAPS community.”

Bheki Cele reaches out to Meadowlands community

Minister of Police Bheki Cele also expressed his condolences toward Mofokeng and his family. He vowed to coordinate a swift response and bring those who committed this crime to justice.

“No one should kill one of our own and sleep at home. For us as the South African Police it is not a time to cry but to find and give answers to the family of what happened and why it happened.”

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.

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