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Off-duty police officer shot dead in Samora Machel

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A young off-duty police officer has been shot dead in Samora Machel on Wednesday night.

The police said 29-year- old Constable Khanyisa Sitofile was sitting in a vehicle with his two friends before they were attacked.

The two friend were injured while Constable Sitofile died in a hospital in Lentegeur.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa in a statement said the “twenty- nine- year- old Constable Sitofile, who lived in Khayelitsha, was attached to the Phillipi East police station.”

“He had worked at the station for three-and-a-half years,” said

“His colleagues at Phillipi East police station described the death as a tragic loss of a quiet member who was dedicated to his work.”

“The Western Cape SAPS management has conveyed heartfelt condolences to the constable’s family and colleagues,” Brigadier Potelwa added.

However, Hawks indicated that investigating into the murder is oongoing.

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