The Hawks in the Western Cape are investigating a case of murder after a police officer was shot dead in Langa near Cape Town on Saturday night.
Sers. Abongile Mayile, 39, was not on duty at the time of his death.
Capt. Police spokesperson FC van Wyk said in a statement on Sunday that police officers had received a complaint of a shooting in Settlers just before 19:00 last night.
The police officers investigated after which they found Mayile on his back with a gunshot wound to the head when they arrived at the scene. He died on the scene.
Mayile was attached to the Athlone police.
Police are now appealing to the public to report any information regarding the incident to the Crime Stop Number on 08600 10111. All information will be treated confidentially.