Sergeant Vusi Siwela (38) and a fellow officer were en route to a business burglary report on Monday morning when he was fatally shot.
The other officer was hurried to the hospital due to gunshot injuries. According to Police spokesperson Selvy Mohlala, the suspects used explosives to break into the supermarket.
Mohlala explained that upon receiving information about the burglary, the two officers quickly reached the scene. However, they were met with a barrage of gunfire from the armed suspects.
Tragically, Sergeant Siwela lost his life from the gunshot wounds, while his colleague sustained injuries.
Mohlala mentioned that the suspects managed to escape with an undisclosed sum of money and cigarettes from the supermarket.