Metro cop shot, robbed

Johannesburg - A Johannesburg metro police officer was shot and robbed of his firearm in Soweto on Saturday, spokesperson Wayne Minnaar told Sapa.

Forty-eight-year-old Benedict Zulu was shot in the leg shortly after 16:00 while he was operating a speed camera along Elias Motsoaledi Road in Dobsenville, Soweto.

"As his partner was walking to their patrol car which was parked about 200m away, he heard gun shots. He turned and saw three men running into the bushes towards a mine after robbing the injured officer of his firearm," said Minnaar.

The partner then called for back-up and metro officers and members of the police responded to search for the gang.

"Three male suspects have been arrested but the firearm is still missing. The officer is in a stable condition at Milpark Hospital," he said.

Investigations were on going but it appears that the gun was the motive for the robbery. The three are expected to appear in court during the course of the week.