Mowbray police mourn Ncipa

Mowbray Police Station is mourning the death of Constable Siyamcela Ncipa (37), one of the two officers that were shot dead on weekend. Both officers were off duty at the time of the incidents.

Ncipa was shot twice in the head outside the residence of a friend in Site B, Khayelitsha and his firearm was stolen.

Colonel Louise Dyres, station commander for Mowbray police, says they are saddened by the passing and appreciate support from the community and the provincial police office. “We are not doing well at all, this is heart breaking.”

She described Ncipa as a hardworking and loyal officer.

According to Dyres, Ncipa leaves behind his wife and three children.

In another incident, Constable Lonwabo Kili stationed in Bellville-South was shot at on the corner of Sarah Baartman and Symphony Way in Delft at 20:00. He was reportedly picking up someone known to him. His firearm was also stolen.

Provincial police commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula Ncipa conveys condolences to the bereaved families. He says the perpetrators of these two incidents will be hunted down and face the might of the law. “It is disturbing to observe that criminals have no regard for human life. Not even police officers are sparred as they also fall prey to these attacks. Ours is to work around the clock to get to perpetrators.”

Juba says detectives from the Hawks have taken over the investigations­.