By Bobby Stevenson (MPL), Shadow MEC for Safety and Security:
The DA is shocked and saddened by the killing of another member of the police service in the Eastern Cape. Yesterday a policeman and a paramedic were murdered in New Brighton in Port Elizabeth in what appears to have been a planned shooting.
Our hard working policemen and -women are committed to making our society a safer place. Anyone who kills or injures a policeman must face the full wrath of the law and must serve as a deterrent to others.
We welcome the arrests of 24 suspects and in connection with the murder of police officers, according to a reply by Safety and Liaison MEC Weziwe Tikana, to a legislature question I asked her recently.
She said two suspects had been successfully prosecuted, one to a life sentence plus 40 years and one to a life sentence.
The DA extends its condolences to the families of the deceased.