Elandsfontein – A police officer and a security guard were shot dead in an attack by a group of armed men near Tembisa on Saturday afternoon, police confirmed.
They said the police warrant officer from Ivory Park was with the security guard and a woman travelling in a police vehicle when they were attacked at the corner of R562 and M57 in Elandsfontein near Tembisa.
Police said a group of at least five men, travelling in a small SUV opened fire on the police vehicle, instantly killing the policeman and the security guard. “The motive for the attack is unknown at this stage. The police have mobilised the 72-hour activation plan. We appeal to anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of the suspects to contact the SAPS Crime Stop number 086 00 10111, or tip-offs may be provided via MySAPSApp. All information will be treated with strictest confidence and callers may remain anonymous.”