Wednesday , January 27 2021

Supreme police officer shot at his track: what we know

A policeman in Mpumalanga was shot dead and killed on the Emalaleni trail on Tuesday evening. Here's what we know so far:

What happened

TimesLIVE reported that Fana Commander Simon Maseko was approached by two armed men who fired at his vehicle outside his home in Akerville, Emalahleni (Witbank).

The motive is unknown

Police say the motive for the shooting is unknown. None of Maseko's ownership was taken during the incident.


TimesLIVE reported that National Police Commissioner General Cehala Sithole said the police were carrying out a 72-hour plan for activation in search of those responsible for the murder.

Activation plan

The plan includes a crime intelligence unit, forensic experts and Hawks. It will be supported by a specialized tactical team and the National Intervention Unit.

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