146 cops killed off duty - Nhleko

Cape Town - A total of 146 police officers have been murdered while off-duty over the past three years, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko said on Friday.

In a written reply to a parliamentary question, he said 43 were killed in 2011/12, 55 in 2012/13, and 48 in 2013/14.

On what steps had been taken to prevent such killings, he said a two-week tactical policing course had been introduced in 2012.

"In addition to this, refresher training is presented to public order police members and tactical response team members."

Other preventative measures had also been put in place, Nhleko said.


Richard Young 2014-08-01 09:24:25 PM
I reckon the toilet has already been flushed
Koos Papgooi Hendriks 2014-08-01 09:43:26 PM
Brett Glass 2014-08-01 09:47:14 PM
Cops are scary people to me. They got a wild eye, kill spouses and drag people to death behind cars, kill like Marikana & much more
Ras Jah Moolka Selassie 2014-08-01 09:57:16 PM
Good story to tell, proudly brought to u by Shower cabinet
Alton Small 2014-08-01 10:25:24 PM
stell a Did YOU get your grove On
Colbern Shegos 2014-08-01 10:25:27 PM
That is why we will continue dragging you guys with our cars because of this
Nicky Lee 2014-08-01 10:30:56 PM
One thing to reduce the cops murder is change law (death penalty and cop got rights to kill criminals like injar(Dogs) )also save the money for tax payers to support corrections, then give this money to residents a better service dilivery. We can build a lovely and peaceful country
Colbern Mashego 2014-08-01 10:36:17 PM
You are spot on Nick dis fact
Peter Webb 2014-08-01 11:05:53 PM
Is this over sized beach ball head our new minister of police?
Redphi 2014-08-01 11:14:01 PM
Even when they are on duty ,they are still off duty , besides duty to who ?