Constable killed

A Kuils River police constable and his friend were shot dead and a woman companion injured in a shooting incident in Bardale, Mfuleni, last week.

According to provincial police spokeswoman, Brigadier Novela Potelwa, Constable Thobinceba Xhontelo, 25, stopped a vehicle he was driving when he realised he was being followed.

Gunmen fired several shots at the occupants of the vehicle and Constable Xhontelo was killed.

A 24-year-old man died later on the way to hospital.

“A 32-year-old woman who was shot in the leg was admitted to hospital,” said Brigadier Potelwa.

Hawks detectives are investigating.

Provincial police commissioner, Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata, expressed condolences to the family and colleagues of Constable Xhontelo.