- Dec 24, 2014
Johannesburg - A 27-year metro police officer who had just graduated from the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department Academy (JMPD) in November was hijacked in Soweto, shot dead and his car set alight.
His vehicle, a white Hyundai i20, was found not far from where his naked body lay.
Xolani Fihla, of the JMPD, said Neo Sepuru was driving his private vehicle and returning from a departmental soccer match in Marlboro when he was hijacked outside his home in Dube Village, Soweto, at about 7.45pm.
“It’s alleged that before officer Sepuru was hijacked the suspects had robbed a vehicle in the same area, but they abandoned it due to a breakdown.
“The hijackers then approached officer Sepuru, taking him and his vehicle, a white Hyundai i20. At the time of the incident, officer Sepuru was still wearing his JMPD uniform.”
Fihla said Tracker managed to pick up the vehicle’s signal at Jabulani hostel.