Police arrest suspects for shooting and killing policeman in his deep sleep

There’s another ill-fated killing of a policeman in the Eastern Cape . While Ngcobo police are still mourning the death of their colleague who was killed while sleeping in his home on 30 August 2021 in Ngcobo, his alleged killers have now been handcuffed on Monday 4 October.


South African Police Service (SAPS), in partnership with Queenstown’s Public Order Policing (POP), say, five suspects, between 34 and 49, have been nabbed for the killing of Warrant Officer Kolile Kulu.


The killed policeman was home when the suspects got into his house, demanded to find him inside before shooting him dead while he was sleeping.


“It is alleged that on 30 August 2021 at about 22:00, Warrant Officer Kolile Kulu was asleep at his house when three unknown men appeared at the door and demanded entry from his wife,” SAPS’ Captain Yolisa Mgolodela said .

“The wife is reported to have opened the door and the men asked for the whereabouts of the husband. The men are further alleged to have headed for the room where they met Kulu in his deep sleep and fatally shot him.”



Mgolodela added to confirm that the case has now moved to the capable hands of the East London Hawks. Following Monday’s arrests, a firearm, believed to be a possible murder weapon for the killed policemen, was salvaged.


The report further assured that two additional arrests will be made sooner rather than later.


“The matter was immediately taken over by the East London-based Hawks for probing which culminated in the arrest of the five this morning.”


“A firearm which is also suspected to be a murder weapon has also been confiscated during the arrest. Two more arrests are imminent.”


Meanwhile, the law is yet to establish any motive for the murder.

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