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Metro cop shot dead in Cape Town

Western Cape police have launched a manhunt for gunmen who shot dead a City of Cape Town metro police officer in Marikana, Philippi East, on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said the off-duty officer, 49, was found lying next to his vehicle in Disa Road at about 13:40.

“The unknown suspects allegedly fled the scene in a vehicle that belonged to the deceased. The motive for the attack is possibly robbery,” he added.

The man was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

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The victim was based at the metro police radio control room in N1 City, Goodwood.

No arrests have yet been made.

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