Two suspects have been arrested after an Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) officer, Superintendent Coert Jordaan was stabbed to death while fishing on Wednesday afternoon at a dam in Springs, East Rand.
Springs police spokesperson Captain Johannes Ramphora said the deceased was lying on his back and had stab wounds on the left side of his upper body.
“Upon further investigation the police found there was a struggle between the deceased and his attacker, and that a sharp object was used to stab Jordaan,” Ramphora said.
Gauteng provincial police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini told Springs Advertiser the suspects were arrested yesterday following a manhunt.
“EMPD officials followed up on information received from the community about the whereabouts of the suspects,” added Dlamini.
Jordaan’s vehicle, two firearms and a knife were recovered.
“It’s a very sad day for the EMPD, as we lost an important member of the Ekurhuleni Equestrian Unit,” acting EMPD spokesperson Lieutenant Kobeli Mokheseng said.
Another officer of the Equestrian Unit expressed sorrow at the loss of his colleague.
“He was a very close friend of mine, we started working together 20 years ago,” said the officer, who asked not to be named.
“He will be missed a lot, especially by his wife and daughter.”
The suspects will appear in Springs Magistrate’s Court soon facing charges of murder, possession of unlicensed firearms and possession of a stolen vehicle.
– Caxton News Service