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Cop shot dead, another wounded in Pretoria stop-and-search operation

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The African National Congress is saddened by the death of yet another officer on duty, with his colleague in critical condition in hospital. The two officers were in Pretoria at the corner of Leyds and Esselen streets in Sunnyside after 11pm on Friday 2nd March 2018 when they were attacked. It is believed that the two constables were conducting stop-and-search duties in the area when they were attacked by the suspects who then fled the scene.

We understand that the 34-year old male constable succumbed to injuries at the hospital, while his partner, a 41-year old male constable is in a stable condition in hospital. The ANC strongly condemns any senseless killing of our servicemen and women. The loss of one police officer, any other person who serves to protect society and our people is unacceptable. We call for a speedy investigation into this case and the perpetrators be brought to book. We convey heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased officer and pray for the speedy recovery of the officer in hospital. The African National Congress strongly condemns this barbaric act.

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