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Search under way for killers of Mpumalanga cop

  • Sergeant Dominic Monana was shot and killed in
    Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga.
  • Police launched a manhunt for the killers, who also
    stole Monana’s official firearm, his vehicle and two cellphones.
  • Monana was stationed at Calcutta police station.

Mpumalanga police are searching for the killers of
Sergeant Dominic Monana, who was gunned down in Bushbuckridge on Friday.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said
on Sunday: “The search is under way. There’s no new information on the
case yet.”

Monana was off duty when he was shot. At the time,
he and a woman were driving in his vehicle.

Hlathi said four armed suspects, who were in
disguise, approached Monana and the woman.

“As he opened his car window, the suspects
pointed firearms at him and demanded his firearm and cellphones. These ruthless
assailants are said to have then fired several shots at Sergeant Monana. They
then pulled him and his friend out of the car, took his state firearm and two
cellphones, before fleeing the scene in his vehicle,” Hlathi added.

Activation plan implemented

Monana died instantly but the woman was not
physically hurt.

A 72-hour activation plan was implemented to track
down the suspects. Monana’s vehicle was later recovered in Violet Bank, near

Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General
Mondli Zuma conveyed his condolences to Monana’s family.

“I am confident that the prompt implementation
of the 72-hour activation plan, which includes experts from various
environments in the police, will surely yield positive results and ensure that
the suspects are put behind bars,” he said.

The 43-year-old sergeant was stationed at the
Calcutta police station.

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