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‘If only they had just killed them’: shock after cops burnt to ...


‘If only they had just killed them’: shock after cops burnt to death

The two ‘humble’ North West officers were found dead in their patrol car after apprehending suspected goat thieves

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A tiny North West town has been robbed of two long-serving police officers. Their dedication to tracking down goat thieves left them dead in a brutal attack that plunged the peaceful Mareetsane community in mourning.

“We’re still trying to process this because there’s no way you can describe this loss. It comes at a time when we’re affected by this (Covid-19) pandemic, where we are losing some of our members ... now this loss really is too tragic to contemplate,” provincial deputy police commissioner Maj-Gen Patrick Asaneng said.

Const Simon Ngakaemang Ntsekeletsa, 50, and Sgt Mojalefa Horatius Molete, 42, were set alight and burnt to death in their patrol car after running into suspected livestock thieves...

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