5 Mar 2018, Sunnyside, Pretoria: Police lament the incessant attacks on officers following the killing of a member in Sunnyside.
Police are investigating a case of murder and attempted murder following an attack on two police members at the corner of Leyds and Esselen Streets in Sunnyside, Pretoria, just after 23:00 on Friday, 02 March 2018.
Preliminary reports indicate that the two constables were conducting stop-and-search duties in the area when they were attacked by the suspect(s) who then fled the scene.
A 34-year old male constable succumbed to injuries at the hospital, while the 41-year old male is in a stable condition in hospital. Circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
The management of the South African Police Service in Gauteng is saddened by the death of yet another on-duty member, and prays for the speedy recovery of the member in hospital.
Anyone who could have witnessed the incident or have knowledge of the identity or whereabouts of the suspects(s) is urged to come forward and report to Sunnyside or their nearest police station, or to call the Crime Stop 08600 10111.