KZN cop killed in Durban

Johannesburg - A female police officer has been killed in the line of duty in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Sunday.

Constable Zethu Cele, 29, and another officer were responding to a robbery on Bentley Road on Saturday night when the incident took place, Captain Thulani Zwane said.

"They were attacked and shot by unknown suspects who fled the scene after the incident," he said.
Cele died at the scene. Her colleague was wounded and taken to hospital.

Zwane said a case of murder and attempted murder was opened at Durban central police station.

Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni sent her condolences to the family.

"As we are celebrating women's month, it is sad to report the death of a policewoman who was dedicated to her work in the fight against crime,' she said.

"We appeal to the members of the community to work together with the police in the fight against crime and the killing of the police officers."

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Mxolisi Lakes 2014-08-17 05:47:53 PM
We salute u colleague. Stupids Wil never understand what u went through. Kill a cop u read about it in page 8 of news papers. Kill a criminal it's head lines for years. Democracy
Mxolisi Lakes 2014-08-17 05:49:33 PM
Advice to my colleagues. Shoot first n ask later
Ame Ombre 2014-08-17 06:42:50 PM
Sincere condolences to Zethu Cele's bereaved family and colleagues. Such a sad tragedy and unnecessary wastage of a life, just because there is no essential deterrence and punishment for criminals...
Nicky Lee 2014-08-17 08:03:23 PM
More police officials kill, If death penalty law is not changed! Viva viva
Ntsikelelo Makanda 2014-08-17 08:31:11 PM
sad,sad,sad,sad,sad to the core. REST IN PEACE ZETHU. may God punish harshly all the criminals who kill innocent law abiding citizens
Ntsikelelo Makanda 2014-08-17 08:40:58 PM
look at the pace of the comment, because a cop has been killed.its like nothing has happened, but when the news are about pallo jordan's phd you see comments coming left right and centre. this one wont even make most read and most commented. MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE MY COLLEAGUE
Thuko Dlamini 2014-08-17 09:15:38 PM
This is the only job that u make up in the morning goin to work bt bear in mind that u might not come bck n c ur family