Cape Town Metro Policeman Killed
October 11, 2012 2 Comments
CAPE TOWN – Mayor Patricia de Lille on Thursday visited the family of a metro police officer who was gunned down in Khayelitsha on Wednesday – the day of his wife’s birthday.
Mpumelelo Xakekile was shot at by two men at the intersection of Mew Way and Lansdowne Road while issuing a fine to minibus taxi driver.
A chaplain said a prayer in the victim’s Mandalay home as his wife wiped away tears from her puffy red eyes.
De Lille told her in a low voice that she had come to show support to the family.
De Lille has offered a R50,000 reward to anyone with information that might lead to the arrest of Xakekile’s killers.
“It is a sad day for the city and we are forced to ask what has gone wrong in our society.”
The police officer has been described as a good man who was passionate about his job.
I was the Chaplain (mentioned above). A tragic situation. We were on scene last night. Do spare a prayer for the bereaved.
* Anyone with information can contact the nearest police station, and ask for Captain Arte Bavuma on 082 469 1532, Crime Stop anonymously on 0860 010 111 or SMS Crimeline anonymously on 32211.