Investigations into the brutal murder of a metro cop stationed at Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) have been launched.
The cop, Constable Eddy Solly Bokaba, 27, was shot and killed on Monday night outside the home of a friend after knocking off duty.
Reliable sources told BuzzSouthAfrica that Bokaba was outside his friend’s house when a VW Polo approached them. He immediately jumped out of his car to inquire why they approached them.
It was at this point that one of the hoodlums walked out from the car and shot him without saying a word. The helpless police officer reportedly died on the scene.
Police Confirm Death Of Metro Cop Bokaba
TMPD spokesperson, Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba, confirmed the killing.
He said: “The officer knocked off duty last night 02 January 2017 around 23h00. He picked up a friend and was travelling to the friend’s place. When he arrived there, he noticed a VW Polo vehicle approaching them.
He went disembarked from his vehicle to ask what they wanted. One person from the Polo got out and without a word pulled out a firearm and shot at the officer. It is not known how many people were in the VW vehicle.”
Mahamba added that police is yet to unravel the motive for the murder and that the department is deeply saddened by the murder of Bokaba, who he described as hardworking and diligent.
“He was a nice colleague who was hard working and dedicated to his job. He was also a humble person who never lost his temper. A hero has definitely been lost,” he said.
He disclosed that the slain metro cop was appointed by the Tshwane Metro Police in 2012, and was part of the cable theft team.
Meanwhile, the police on Tuesday pleaded with the public to come forward if they had information regarding the murder. Persons with information regarding the incident are advised to contact the nearest police station or the TMPD at 0123587095/6.