Kraaifontein policeman shot dead

The Hawks are investigating the killing an off-duty policeman who was gunned down in Ngculu Street, Wallacedene, in Kraaifontein on Tuesday.

Constable Mziwonke Siwisa, 35, was shot dead at about 5.20am while on his way to work.

Constable Siwisa was stationed at the police’s Sea Border unit in Table Bay Harbour.

Police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said Constable Siwisa had been wearing civilian clothes over his uniform.

He died at the scene and his killer or killers fled with his official firearm and are still at large. In a media statement, Lieutenant Colonel Traut said, “The Western Cape police are saddened by the loss of another colleague, and we vow to fight back at police killings with all our resources. Our deepest condolences are expressed to the relatives and friends of the fallen member. “

Anyone with information on the case can call Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

Constable Siwisa is one of five police officers killed in the city in less than a month. Another three officers have been wounded in the same period.

The Kraaifontein policeman’s death was preceded by the murder of Constable Sibanda Klaas, 38, who was shot dead on Sunday near Bomvana Street in Browns Farm. He had also been off-duty and was stationed at Khayelitsha Court.

The Hawks said the motive was related to taxi violence and he had been killed at 2am.