COPS KILLED: A metro police officer and a policeman were killed on SA roads in two separate incidents in January 2015. Image: Shutterstock/Leonard Zhukovsky
PRETORIA / KWA-ZULU NATAL - Two law officials have been killed on South African roads this week, one in Pretoria and one in Bergville, kwaZulu-Natal.
A Tshwane metro police officer was killed when a minibus collided with him in central Pretoria on Tuesday (Jan 13). A metrol spokesperson said: "He was directing traffic at an intersection where the traffic lights were broken. A minibus bumped into him and he was rushed to hospital around 9am.Metro police said a statement was taken from minibus driver at the scene and a case of culpable homicide was opened.
He died later."
"We are shocked by what happened because you wouldn't expect him to die while he was on duty," the spokesman added.
The department sent condolences to the officer's family and colleagues.
In the other incident, a policeman was killed and other injured when their car collided with a truck near Bergville, kwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.
Warrant Officers Siyabonga Mncwango, 45, and Bhekizitha Moses Dube, 43, were on duty travelling in a state vehicle on the R616 between Ladysmith and Bergville when they collided head-on with the truck on Monday (Jan 12), Colonel Jay Naicker said.
Dube died on the scene. Mncwango sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital, along with the truck driver. A case of culpable homicide was opened at Bergville police station.Dube leaves a wife and five children. He had been with the SA Police Service for 20 years."