A multi-disciplinary team has been put in place to investigate the killing of a Hawks member in Bloemfontein earlier this week while on duty. Captain Xayiya Tshabalala was attending a complaint at a house when two unknown man fired gunshots at him in Phelindaba.
The suspects made off with his service pistol, official phones and a state vehicle which was later discovered in Dewetsdorp. The Hawks acting national head, Yolisa Matakata who met the family of Tshabalala, has described the attack as an attack against the state.
She has condemned the killing. “We are working around the clock. It is comprised of investigators from detective services. We have detectives from the Hawks. We have intelligence. We have a lot of other colleagues and disciplines that are in the police that are working around the clock.”