Members of the Gauteng Traffic Police along with mourners paid a fitting tribute to the late Principal Provincial Inspector (PPI), Khwezi Dali.
Fellow officers, members of the Provincial Traffic Department and the family attended a memorial service on Thursday, October 14.
Officer Dali was allegedly murdered at his Boksburg home, south of Ekurhuleni on Saturday evening, October 9.
The motive behind his killing is not yet established and the matter is under investigation.
The Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko, is saddened by the brutal murder of Inspector Dali (55), who was attached to Wadeville Transport office in the Eastern corridor.
According to preliminary reports, Officer Dali died as a result of head injuries sustained during a brutal attack which led to his death. It is reported that his service pistol and private vehicle were taken by his attackers.
The vehicle was tracked and later found abandoned in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni policing precinct.
The inquest into the death of PPI Dali continues by the Boksburg North police.
The MEC has called for the immediate arrest of those responsible for the killing of Officer Dali. “I have engaged with the Gauteng police management to mobilize all resources to ensure that those who are responsible for the senseless killing of officer Dali are apprehended to face the full might of law,” said MEC Mazibuko.
The MEC has encouraged communities to assist the police with information that can lead to the apprehension of the suspects.
“On behalf of Gauteng Provincial Government, I wish to convey our deepest condolences to Officer Dali’s family, friends and colleagues within the law enforcement fraternity during these challenging times,” added MEC Mazibuko.
The Gauteng Department of Community Safety has, through Ikhaya Lethemba Victim Empowerment Centre, provided psycho-social support to the family of the officer.