Police killers must face full might of the law

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.

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