It’s understood the officer was in his friend’s BMW in Letlhabile when two men approached the car and started shooting.
A shootout ensued, leaving one of the alleged perpetrators wounded.
Another man arrived and took the alleged criminal to a clinic, leaving him at the facility.
Community members then raided the clinic – killing the suspect.
The police’s Sabata Mokgwabone says they are searching for one of the suspects who managed to flee.
“The constable passed away on the scene; we are investigating a case of murder in respect of the constable. We are also investigating a case of car hijacking and [that] of murder in which one suspect was allegedly killed by members of the community.”
Mokgwabone says police managed to arrest one other suspect.