Another police officer has been shot dead in Cape Town, SABC news reported on Friday.
He was shot in the chest in Philippi on the Cape Flats. He died on the scene.
This made him the fourth police officer to be killed in the Western Cape since 10 October. On that day metro police officer Mpumelelo Xakekile (50) was shot and killed while issuing a fine to a minibus taxi driver in Khayelitsha.
Two days later police constables Phindiwe Nikani (26) and Mandisi Nduku (27) were shot and killed while on patrol in the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Hout Bay.
On Tuesday a police officer was shot and wounded in Belhar.