Two Police Officers Die of Covid-19

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Two police officers lose their lives to the deadly pandemic Covid-19.

This was confirmed by the national police commissioner General Khehla Sithole of a 55-year-old Warrant Officer who succumbed to the virus on Sunday. The Warrant Officer had been serving for 27 years having joined the Organization as a student Constable in 1993.

While the other one who was a Captain had been in the police services since 1991 and passed away on May 11th.

General Sithole paid tribute to the members and sent heartfelt condolences to their families.

“On behalf of the entire SAPS family, I would like to personally pay tribute to the two members who placed their lives on the line to ensure that the people of South Africa are protected against crime as well as against this virus” said the Commissioner.

He added that to this date that recorded over 370 members who have tested positive for COVID-19 with the majority of those cases in the Western Cape.

“In response to the surge in numbers in the Western Cape, a delegation from the National Steering Committee visited the province to provide the necessary support in ensuring that the protocols to contain and manage COVID-19 virus are being implemented accordingly.”

Of those who were infected with the virus, 55 of them were reported to have recovered.

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