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Suspect due in court after wounding traffic officer in George

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It is believed the official’s attackers wanted to take her service pistol


A provincial traffic officer was shot and wounded during an apparent robbery in George is still recovering in hospital.

The incident happened on Friday morning.

It is believed the official’s attackers wanted to take her service pistol.

In the course of the engagement with her, she was shot in the neck.

The Western Cape Transport Department’s Jandre Bakker said:

We are grateful to report that the officer is out of ICU and has been placed in a general ward following her shooting on Friday. Trauma counselling has been arranged for the other staff. The suspect is set to appear in court tomorrow.”

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