Police officer stabbed and killed in Mpumalanga
The violent killing of a 57-year-old police warrant officer has been sharply denounced by Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, the provincial commissioner of the police in Mpumalanga.
Suspects attacked Warrant Officer Siyaphi Jan Msiza on Tuesday, 4 October 2022. At the time of his murder he was working at Kwamhlanga Police Station.
The police officer reportedly visited his friend at Msholozi Village in Kwamhlanga, according to sources. He decided to call it a day and head home at about 20:15. He reportedly traveled with his friends. His friends left after they were sure he was safe but returned as soon as they heard him pleading for help. He had two stab wounds on his chest.
Furthermore, it is said that he told his friends that he had been stabbed by two men who had attacked him.
Sadly, by the time they got to the hospital, the medical professionals had already declared their friend dead.
The man in blue who died was a 32-year veteran of the South African Police Service (SAPS). Since no arrests have been made thus far, the police are requesting that anyone with information that can help in the capture of the culprits get in touch with Detective Colonel Alex Mahlahlane, the Branch Commander.
Alternately, members of the public can send information using the MySAPS App or phone the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111. Callers have the option to remain anonymous, and all information received will be handled as confidential.
Additionally, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, extended condolences to the victim’s family and friends. According to the General, “attacking a police official is a direct attack on the State. A team made up of investigators will look into the matter and make sure that the offenders are quickly brought to justice.”
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