TMPD mourns officer killed in head-on collision with bus



The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) communication unit has confirmed the tragic death of a TMPD officer.

The officer died in a head-on collision with an A Re Yeng bus on Wednesday afternoon.

TMPD spokesperson, senior superintendent Isaac Mahamba, stated that the off-duty officer deployed at special operations unit died instantly at the accident which happened at around 4pm on the corner of Paul Kruger Street and Mansfield Avenue.

Mahamba in a statement said: “He passed away at the scene. The driver of the bus and four passengers were rushed to the nearest hospital,”

However, the cause of the accident is not clear at this stage.

“A case of culpable homicide was opened and will be investigated further by the local South African Police Service (Saps).

“We urge those who might have witnessed the accident to contact TMPD on 012 358 7095/6 or the nearest Saps,” he said.

“TMPD is very saddened to lose one of its hard-working members. We would like to send heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. May his soul rest in peace,” he added.

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