Follow-up: Suspect arrested in murder cases of Kraaifontein police officers


On Monday the National Head for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks), Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya, welcomed the arrest of a suspect for their alleged involvement in the murder of two police officers in Kraaifontein on Sunday. 

“The two members, Sgt Mnakwazo Mdoko (46) and Constable Mninawa Breakfast (28) were allegedly ambushed by a group of suspects whilst on patrol duties in Phumla Street, Bloekombos when they came under fire.

“Both Mdoko and Breakfast were declared dead on the scene and their official firearms stolen in the early hours of 28 February 2021,” Colonel Katlego Mogale reports.

Mogale says that the Hawks’ National Priority Violent Crimes Team and members of Kraaifontein SAPS, Crime Intelligence and K9 executed an intelligence-driven operation that led to the arrest of the 32-year-old suspect in Mandela Park, Khayelitsha.

The suspect will be expected to appear in the Blue Downs Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 2 March on charges of murder.

The Hawks say that the investigation will continue to uncover whether there are other suspects that could be linked to the murders.