Help sought in cop mur­der case

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS -

THE TSH­WANE Metro po­lice depart­ment yes­ter­day pleaded with the pub­lic to come for­ward if they had in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the mur­der of one of its of­fi­cers. Spokesper­son Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Isaac Ma­hamba said Con­sta­ble Eddy Solly Bok­aba, 27, was shot out­side his friend’s home after fin­ish­ing work on Mon­day night. “The of­fi­cer knocked off duty on Mon­day at 11pm. He picked up a friend and was trav­el­ling to the friend’s place. When he ar­rived there, he no­ticed a VW Polo ap­proach­ing them. He climbed out of his ve­hi­cle to ask what they wanted. A per­son got out of the Polo and, with­out say­ing a word, pulled out a firearm and shot him. It is not known how many peo­ple were in the VW.” Bok­aba died on the scene. The mo­tive for the mur­der was not known and po­lice were in­ves­ti­gat­ing, Ma­hamba added. He said the depart­ment was in shock about Bok­aba’s death. Ma­hamba de­scribed him as hard work­ing and ded­i­cated.

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