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Police officer stabbed to death in Louis Trichardt

News - Date: 22 October 2017

Written by: Isabel Venter / Viewed: 8647


A police officer from the Makhado SAPS was stabbed to death on Sunday, 22 October, at a residential house in Louis Trichardt.

The provincial police spokesperson, Lt-Col Moatshe Ngoepe, confirmed the incident and said that police members were on the scene investigating the death.

It is alleged that a suspect turned on the police officer – who was a warrant officer of the Makhado SAPS – and stabbed him. The incident happend at approximately 12:30 in a house along Koedoe Street. When the newspaper arrived on the scene a male suspect, which had allegedly given himself over to the police, was being led to a waiting police van and taken away.

“Our members are still at the scene … it is very messy … and investigations are still ongoing,” said Ngoepe.  

He said that more details will be released to the press as it becomes available.

At this stage the officer’s name cannot be released until his family have been notified.

More details on this story will be published as they become available.

Read an update here.


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Police members from the Makhado SAPS, dressed in civilian clothes, lead away a suspect from the home in Koedoe Street were a police officer was stabbed to death on Sunday.



Isabel Venter

Isabel joined the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror in 2009 as a reporter. She holds a BA Degree in Communication Sciences from the University of South Africa. Her beat is mainly crime and court reporting.


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