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Cape Town -Traffic remained backed up on the N2 highway in Cape Town on Wednesday as police officers attended to the scene where one of their own was stabbed to death, said the city’s safety and security director Richard Bosman.
The 50-year-old Warrant Officer had been stationed at the commercial crime unit, said Western Cape police spokesperson Colonel Tembinkosi Kinana.

He said his identity could not yet be released.

Earlier, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith told News24 that two suspects robbed and stabbed the officer.

Kinana said this took place around 05:00 and the suspects were still at large.

The officer was in an unmarked car and stopped his vehicle near Macassar to change a flat tyre, reported Eyewitness News.

The acting provincial police commissioner Major General Thembisile Patekile extended condolences to the officer’s family, friends and colleagues.

There has been a spate of robberies and attacks on the highway in the last few months.

In May, a part-time DJ was attacked by a gang of robbers near the Duinefontein off-ramp, the Cape Argus reported.

In the same month, two would-be robbers got more than they bargained for when they tried to rob an undercover metro police officer on the N2 near Cape Town, News24 reported.

The plain-clothed cop had been stationed at the roadside in a bait car in a planned operation on the so-called N2 “hell run” between the Mew Way and R300 off-ramps.

One of the alleged robbers, armed with a knife and a toy gun, was arrested after the ill-conceived robbery attempt.

29 July 2015 at 11:31 by ANA – A 50-year-old Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (Hawks) officer was stabbed and killed, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said acting Hawks head Major General Mthandazo Ntlemeza had set up a task team to investigate the Wednesday murder of Warrant Officer Petrus Johannes Holz.

“A 50-year-old Holz, previously attached to Hawks’ Commercial Crime Unit, was driving to work when his car apparently hit man-made debris on the Cape Town’s N2 highway. Stopping to inspect the vehicle, he was then attacked by two suspects,” Mulaudzi said.

“Preliminary investigations indicate that he was stabbed with a blunt object and some of personal items were stolen.”

Ntlemeza vowed not to leave any stone unturned to bring justice to the family of the deceased dedicated cop.

29 July 2015 at 11:31 by ANA – A 50-year-old Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (Hawks) officer was stabbed and killed, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said acting Hawks head Major General Mthandazo Ntlemeza had set up a task team to investigate the Wednesday murder of Warrant Officer Petrus Johannes Holz.

“A 50-year-old Holz, previously attached to Hawks’ Commercial Crime Unit, was driving to work when his car apparently hit man-made debris on the Cape Town’s N2 highway. Stopping to inspect the vehicle, he was then attacked by two suspects,” Mulaudzi said.

“Preliminary investigations indicate that he was stabbed with a blunt object and some of personal items were stolen.”

Ntlemeza vowed not to leave any stone unturned to bring justice to the family of the deceased dedicated cop.

“One brave member will not be going home to his loved ones tonight, and for that, there is no justification. Officers who serve and protect our communities risk their own safety for ours every single day and they deserve the communities respect and gratitude every single day,” said Ntlemeza.

“I would like to urge the community of Cape Town to work very close with the police so that those responsible for this terrible act are captured.”

Ntlemeza has extended his deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Holz. “One brave member will not be going home to his loved ones tonight, and for that, there is no justification. Officers who serve and protect our communities risk their own safety for ours every single day and they deserve the communities respect and gratitude every single day,” said Ntlemeza. 

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