On Monday, police strongly condemned an attack on a station commander and his accompanying officers. The attack took place over the weekend at a murder scene in Plettenberg Bay.
As reported by IOL, police spokesperson Malcom Potjie said that police officers responded to a murder scene on Taaibos Avenue in the New Horizon neighbourhood on Saturday, where 23-year-old Marcel Clinton Williams had been killed.
Williams was allegedly stabbed to death by his girlfriend’s father after the couple had an argument.
“The girlfriend allegedly reported the altercation with her boyfriend to her dad, where after the dad and other family members went to confront the deceased, ending up with the deceased being stabbed in his neck,” Potjie said.
Williams tried to escape, but collapsed in the road. He was declared dead when he was found, and his girlfriend’s father fled from an angry mob that had gathered by that time.
“Whilst the suspect was contained, disgruntled members of the community started to attack the police members whilst threatening to take the law into their own hands. They pelted police members with stones and in the process the station commander sustained a cut wound to his jaw for which he later received medical treatment,” Potjie said.
Some police vehicles on the scene were also damaged.