Cop shot in Northern Cape

Johannesburg - A policeman was shot and wounded when he and two other officers tried to make an arrest in Mothibistad near Kuruman, Northern Cape police said.

The policeman was shot in the upper part of his right eye on Tuesday evening, said Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

Apparently the officers were trying to arrest two men wanted for attempted murder and armed robbery.

The men allegedly shot and injured two Ethiopian shop owners before they robbed them of an undisclosed amount of money on Monday. They then ran away.

Police followed up on information received and found the men at a cattle post in Seoding village.

"As police attempted to arrest them, one suspect pulled out a firearm and shot at them," Naidu said.

The men, both from Lesotho, were later arrested. They would appear in the Mothibistad Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

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Gary Kerwin 2014/07/30 06:27:58 PM
Twenty years in jail for these types of offences
Lindokuhle Mhlongo 2014/07/30 07:26:05 PM
chances are, these lunatics are here illegaly.
Mapholoba 2014/07/30 07:55:40 PM
They cann't do that in their home country.
Bhekinkosi Langa 2014/07/30 08:00:13 PM
I wonder which phase of liberation are they trying to innitiate since phase 1 which lead to this democracy we are enjoying today produced SDU's,SPU's,Magoo Bombers the list is endless.
Izack Madisa 2014/07/30 09:36:31 PM
shame innocent cop
Shane Lockem 2014/07/30 09:39:01 PM
Hang them that what they deserve
Moral Tumelo 2014/07/30 11:52:33 PM
their got balls ey! I mean we not even close to the Lesotho boarder...balls balls balls...just balls all the way...