The incident happened on the early hours of Saturday while they were asleep in their rented house.
The police in Mpumalanga are appealing to anybody with information to help them find the men who gunned down a female police sergeant and her husband while they were asleep in their home of Angin Court near Bushbuckridge.
The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday when their home was broken into.
Police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said the three unknown men gained entry through a window and shot dead 42-year-old Sergeant Thembisile Ndlovu and her 40-year-old husband Jabulani Khoza.
Ndlovu was stationed at the Calcutta police station near Bushbuckridge.
“Once inside, a shoot-out ensued and Ndlovu managed to shoot one of the attackers who died at the scene,” Hlathi said.
“The other two suspects are reported to have fired at the couple, instantly killing the sergeant,” he said.
Ndlovu’s husband was rushed to hospital by neighbours who responded after hearing the gunshots but then later on died.
The two remaining men disappeared from the scene using the couple’s Chevrolet Spark – which later was discovered abandoned near the Bushbuckridge road.
Hlathi said police boss Lieutenant-General Mondli Zuma has activated a “72-hour plan, thereby mobilising all necessary resources to ensure that the suspects were arrested as soon as possible”.
“Zuma is asking the community to volunteer information that may assist in the investigation of the matter and a speedy arrest of the suspects,” Hlathi said.
Anyone with information should call the cops on 082 469 1250 or 08600 10111.
(edited by ZK)
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