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sapsNews24 reports that a police officer was shot and killed in the early hours of Friday, allegedly by his colleague, in an apparent accidental shooting.  

The officers were in pursuit of suspects thought to be involved in truck hijackings when the shooting occurred.  Free State police said Simon Nkala, 41, of the Parys crime prevention unit was shot in both thighs.  He later died in a Sasolburg hospital.  Two suspects were arrested and charged with possession of suspected stolen property.  Another two suspects remain at large.  The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating Nkala's death.

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