South Africa

2 suspects in court for separate attacks on CT traffic officers

CAPE TOWN – Two suspects are expected in court on Tuesday morning in connection with two separate attacks on traffic officers in the province.

Both incidents occurred on Friday.

A taxi driver will appear in the dock at the Khayelitsha Magistrates Court for the death of a Cape Town traffic services officer.

Deon Sampson was run over allegedly by the man in Lingelethu on Friday night.

Sampson and his colleagues were manning a roadblock when they flagged down a taxi.

While checking the vehicle's license disc, the driver accelerated and Sampson was dragged several hundred metres.

The other officers opened fire when the driver – who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol – refused to stop.

Earlier that same day, a provincial traffic officer was shot in the neck in George in an apparent robbery.

It’s believed the woman’s attackers wanted to take her service pistol.

The official is still recovering in hospital.

Download the EWN app to your iOS or Android device.

Football news:

Lampard 3-3 with West Brom: Chelsea lost two points, we showed character. This is a big lesson for us
Abraham on 3-3 with West Brom: Chelsea made some mistakes that are unacceptable at this level
In 2011, Abramovich bought 50% of the rights to the player who played against Chelsea in the Champions League. But there will be no consequences
Chelsea have conceded the most away goals in the Premier League since the start of last season - 42
Koeman convinces BarSU to buy Depay. Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman still wants to see Lyon forward Memphis Depay in the team
Hasselbaink on Tiago Silva: He's still a little out of shape. Surprised to see him start
The 43-year-old captain of Montpellier plays 30+ matches every season. He doesn't drink alcohol and doesn't go to night clubs