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JMPDThe Citizen reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the City of Johannesburg is concerned about the death of a Joburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer at the hands of the SA Police Service (SAPS).

Michael Sun, DA shadow MMC for Public Safety, said the incident should be thoroughly investigated to uncover the truth behind the officer’s death. Preliminary IPID reports indicate that the police pursued a reckless driver in Dobsonville, Soweto. When they stopped and were about to arrest the suspect, the mother of the suspect came out of the house and an argument ensued between the cops and the suspect’s mother, who is a member of the JMPD. The suspect’s mother then returned to the house to fetch her gun and shot at the SAPS officers, who returned fire and the JMPD member was killed. “The DA will be making inquiries at a city level to gather more information about the events that transpired,” Sun indicated. This was the second time in Joburg that a metro police officer was involved in an altercation with SAPS officials. A few months ago, a metro police officer was killed in Braamfontein outside a popular night club after having an altercation with an off-duty police officer. The incident is still under investigation.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Itumeleng Mafisa at The Citizen
  • Read too, Son relives how Metro cop mom was 'killed' by SAPS officer, at SowetanLive

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