The Hawks are investigating the murder of an off-duty police officer who was shot dead in Langa at the weekend.

Police spokesperson FC Van Wyk says, 39-year-old Sergeant Abongile Mayile worked in the supply chain management environment at the Athlone police station.

SAPS received a complaint regarding a shooting at around 6.58pm on Saturday night [August 29] at Lamamba way in Langa.

“According to reports at our disposal, police received a complaint regarding a shooting last night, at Malamba way at Setlars, Langa. On arrival found him laying on his back, with shots to head, He died on the scene due to injuries sustained.

“A murder case has been instituted by the Hawks. Any person who can assist us with information regarding the incident is kindly requested to call crime stop on 10111. “

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