The City of Ekurhuleni MMC for Community Safety, Councilor Frans Mmoko has expressed his sadness after Constable Mopi Johannes Matloa, a member of the Ekurhuleni Metro Police (EMPD) was shot dead by unknown suspects.
“The MMC and the entire EMPD are deeply hurt, moreover when a Police Officer whose entire devotion was to serve and to protect the lives in the communities that he served,” said the department in a statement.
The incident occurred on Sunday evening, September 20. It is said, suspects entered his home in Ivory Park, and hailed bullets at him. Constable Matloa was rushed to Zamukuhle Hospital, where he passed on.
Constable MP Matloa first started as the Traffic Warden in 2008 and went on to train as the Metro Police Officer, in 2009.
He was then deployed at the Edenvale Precinct until 2015 when he joined the Northern Region FRU (First Respond Team).
“We urge community members who might have information which can assist the law enforcement in tracking down these senseless thugs, to come forward,” said the department.
EMPD shall not rest until the killers of Constable Matloa are brought to book, neither shall we surrender to criminality.
The MMC’s wishes to convey sincere condolences to the Matloa family, the Chief of Police and EMPD Management, all the officers and immediate colleagues, for this loss.
A case of murder was opened at Ivory Park SAPS and appeals are made to anyone with information to report it to their nearest station.