The Hawks are on the hunt for a man linked to the murder of Sergeant Sithembiso Mnatwana.

Authorities are looking for Mihle Mngambi, also known as “Nzaba”, in connection with the murder that occurred in Samora Machel in September.

It’s understood that the cop was gunned down when he came from duty – he’s believed to have been unarmed at the time of his killing.

“On arrival, the members found an African male lying on his stomach, with bullet wounds on his head and his upper body. On further investigation, the members found that the deceased was a member of the police.”

– Zinzi Hani, Western Cape Hawks spokesperson.

While the hunt for this suspect continues, police managed to track down and arrest another man accused of killing a police officer in Parkwood.

The 26-year-old constable, from Grassy Park, was gunned down in Blackbird Avenue on Thursday while attending to a complaint of an armed suspect in the area.

The officer, and his partner, are believed to have been in a scuffle with the suspect when he was shot in the chest.

The accused then fled the scene.

The police’s Andre Traut says additional police were deployed to find the suspect – who was arrested later that day.

Just a short few hours before the Grassy Park constable was killed, the Western Cape High Court sentenced a man to a life term for a similar incident.

Zuheli Tshanda was convicted of the murder of Constable Songezo Khethiwe in Delft, two years ago.

Khethiwe and his colleagues were conducting patrol operations there in July that year, when they were shot by the accused.

Tshanda was found guilty of murder, two counts of attempted murder and unlawful possession of a firearm last month.

– Zinzi Hani, Western Cape Hawks spokesperson.


* This article was updated to add more information.