An Ekurhuleni metro policeman died after being shot at his home in Ivory Park on Sunday.
Constable Mopi Johannes Matloa was transported to Zamokuhle Private Hospital in Tembisa, where he died.
“The MMC for Community Safety, Cllr Phaladi Mmoko, is saddened by the gruesome shooting of one of our dedicated and committed law enforcement officers, Constable Mopi Johannes Matloa.”
The MMC and the entire EMPD is deeply hurt, moreover when a police officer whose entire devotion was to serve and to protect the lives in the communities that he served.
Matloa began his career as a traffic warden in 2008 and went on to train as a metro police officer in 2009. He was deployed at the Edenvale precinct until 2015 when he joined the northern region first-response team.
A case of murder was opened at the Ivory Park police station.
“We urge community members who might have information which can assist law enforcement in tracking down these senseless thugs, to come forward. EMPD shall not rest until the killers are brought to book,” Mmoko said.