Robbers kill off-duty cop

An off-duty police officer was killed while trying to save his neighbours from being attacked by robbers at Imbali township in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal.

Constable Dumisami Majola was a police officer at the Richmond police station.

Police spokesman Henry Budhram said Majola intervened when robbers tried to stab his neighbour, Leonard Matete, at his home. "Instead, the robbers turned on him." - Sne Masuku