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Virginia Keppler
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5 Jun 2017
6:00 am

Traffic cop found dead

Virginia Keppler

Hlungwane was declared dead at the scene and was off duty at the time of his murder.

A Tshwane Metro Police officer was found dead on Saturday morning with a single bullet wound to his forehead. TMPD spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said they were saddened by the brutal murder of Constable Marvellous Hlungwane, 27.

Hlungwane was found by a security officer at Princess Park in Tshwane’s central business district.

“The security guard was patrolling the area when he noticed a male lying on the ground. He approached him and found him unresponsive. He then called the police and the ambulance,” Mahamba said.

Hlungwane’s service pistol and his wallet, without any money in, was found near his body.

Hlungwane was declared dead at the scene. He was off duty at the time of his murder. Mahamba said a case of murder was opened.

“We condemn the killings of officers and we will work hard to apprehend the culprits.”

The TMPD appealed to members of the public who might have any information regarding the murder to contact the Central police station and the TMPD duty officer at 082-891-8625.