Today's Big Stories

Hawks officer stabbed to death on N2 highway

A member of the South African Police Services (Saps) was attacked and stabbed to death on the N2 highway on route to work this morning.

(Also read our article: 'Gruesome' road deaths on N2 stretch over payday weekend)

According to Major General Jeremy Veary the vehicle of the Saps officer hit rocks that were obstructing the road on the N2 between Macassar and Baden Powell, inbound near the Faure Bridge.

It is alleged that the vehicle came to a stand still and the officer was ambushed and stabbed to death.

A member of Saps was on his way to work and hit some rocks that were placed to obstruct his further movement. The vehicle came to a stand still. He was attacked and stabbed to death on the road. We will not rest until we find the culprits.

Major General Jeremy Veary, Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Detective Services

Speaking from the crime scene, Veary told CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies that they have deployed specialised teams to comb out the area, including the Hawks (Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation).

(Also read our article: Locals respond to ongoing crime on the N2 highway)

He says the crime scene investigation will cause major traffic delays and advises motorists to use alternative routes where possible.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

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