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'You touch one officer, we'll kill you'

By Luzuko Pongoma | Oct 30, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

POLICE must defend themselves and the public and must not miss their target.

POLICE must defend themselves and the public and must not miss their target.

Gauteng department of community safety MEC Khabisi Mosunkutu said this yesterday at the memorial service of Inspector Marvin Flagg at the Vosloorus civic centre in Ekurhuleni.

Flagg, who was attached to the taxi conflict unit, was killed when he questioned a motorist who had parked illegally on a road in Reiger Park on Saturday.

Mosunkutu said: "All law enforcers have a right to defend themselves and the public and they must not miss on that defence."

He said they would change the law to capacitate the police in doing their job.

"We will even change the law to impact on those in prison, having five-star jails is going to stop soon," Mosunkutu said.

He said those who think otherwise must first win an election.

He urged police to do a thorough investigation so that the alleged killer does not get off.

Anti-hijack unit head Malusi Phalane reiterated Mosunkutu's words: " You touch one officer we will kill you. We will not be scared by criminals."

Phalane said Flagg was like a son to him. "I knew him before most of you, I interviewed him."

Colleagues praised Flagg's bravery and dedication.

Brightman Ndlovu said: " He was the pastor in our team. He was our pillar of strength."

Mkhanyiselo Shange said they had lost a vital member of the team. "He was always willing to give his all."

Flagg's father, Michael, said his son was a kind person. "He studied to be in the ministry, he was a true Christian."

He said the family was happy about the alleged killer's arrest.


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