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Police Captain stabbed in Khayelitsha

Police in Cape Town is hunting for a suspect after an officer was stabbed and killed in Khayelitsha on Saturday 21 January.

The 37-year-old Captain was attached at Muizenberg SAPS. Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said the investigations of the matter have been taken over by SAPS.

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“Muizenberg police are reeling from the shock following the murder of one of the station’s police officials in Khayelitsha on Saturday evening.

“The circumstances surrounding the incident that led to the fatal stabbing of the 37-year-old police captain are the subject of a murder investigation undertaken by Hawks detectives that have set their sights on a perpetrator who is yet to be arrested,” said Potelwa.

Potelwa said SAPS Western Cape management has conveyed condolences to the officer’s family.

“Further details about the deceased employee will be released after consultation with his family,” said Potelwa.

The incident happens barely a month after another officer was found with stab wounds and gunshot wounds on Christmas Day. An officer attached to Lingelethu West SAPS was murdered in Asanda Village, Lwandle.

Four people were arrested in connection with the murder a day after the incident. According to Hawks spokeswoman Zinzi Hani, the deceased officer fought the robbers and shot one of them who went to the hospital. Cops linked the injured patient to the murder scene and when they interviewed him, police managed to arrest three other suspects.

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