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‘Senseless and shamelessly killed’: Mourners pay tribute to slain Cape cop shot at hospital

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Constable Donay Phillips from Sea Level Police station remembered

  • Western Cape police commissioner Thembisile Patekile has vowed justice will probably be served for slain officer Constable Donay Phillips. 
  • Phillips was certainly one of three folks shot lifeless at New Somerset Hospital final Saturday.
  • Former Vredenburg police officer Jean-Paul Malgas is accused of the murders and was arrested.

Western Cape police commissioner Thembisile Patekile has promised the household of slain police officer Constable Donay Phillips justice will probably be served. 

Patekile gave the important thing be aware deal with throughout a particular memorial service for Phillips on Friday. 

Phillips was certainly one of three folks shot lifeless at New Somerset Hospital final Saturday. He succumbed to his accidents the following day. 

Patekile stated: “He [Phillips] touched the hearts of each single certainly one of his colleagues and he was a fighter for our democracy. After I take heed to his life he was a much-loved man.”

He added on the fateful day when Phillips was killed, he acted with bravery and fought to guard the nation’s democracy. 

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“He died defending our nation and our democracy.” 

Former Vredenburg police officer Jean-Paul Malgas is accused of the murders and was arrested.

Malgas made his first court docket look on Tuesday and deserted his bail software. His lawyer informed the court docket Malgas suffered from “extreme despair”.

The case was postponed to 30 June for additional investigations.

Constable Donay Phillips

Constable Donay Phillips, 32.

Patekile stated: “He’ll stand his trial and that will probably be determined by the courts. I’m not positive about his despair state, all I do know is we arrested somebody who killed certainly one of our personal.” 

Phillips was the youngest son in his household.

His household mirrored on his life throughout the memorial service.

Phillips had gotten engaged simply earlier than his loss of life.

His brother, Shane, described him as energetic.

“In main college, he established himself as somebody who would excel in teachers and he had robust management expertise. Donay had an ideal ardour for artwork and athletics,” he stated.

The chairperson of the group policing discussion board in Sea Level, Heather Tager, stated: “Donay was prepared to place himself on the road of obligation to guard others and was senselessly and shamelessly killed within the prime of his life, and he has a lot to nonetheless obtain.”


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