Yet another police officer was shot while on duty on Wednesday. The officer was caught in a shootout with suspected muggers in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria.
Luckily, the policeman survived having sustained a gunshot wound to his upper body.
The crime prevention team the wounded officer is attached to was carrying out an operation searching for the suspects who had allegedly been committing robberies in the area.
“In a routine stop-and-search, the team pulled over a vehicle, but as they ordered the suspect to alight from the vehicle, he began shooting towards the members, wounding Cst Tumelo Raphael Mohlala,” police spokesperson Brig Vishnu Naidoo stated.