Cape Town – A father of four has become the latest cop to be killed in Cape Town in a road rage incident, just three weeks after two other policemen were murdered.
Police have confirmed detectives are working around the clock to secure an arrest.
The Directorate for Priority Crimes, previously the Hawks, have since been assigned to the case.
Constable Khangelani Magqabini, 40, stationed at Mowbray Police Station was off-duty on Friday when he was killed. He had been driving with a relative in his car in Delft-South when he became involved in an argument with another driver who was driving recklessly.
Magqabini drove to his home in Nielsen Street, Delft-South. He went inside to fetch his firearm and left his relative in the car. He did not realise that the driver in the other vehicle had followed him.
When he returned to his car, the driver opened fire and fled the scene.
Maqgabini was rushed to Mitchells Plain Melomed Hospital, where he died in casualty. He had been shot twice in the head.
The passenger in Maqgabini’s car escaped unharmed.