Two cops survive death by a whisker after trying to shut down a shebeen

Cops under attacks
Torched Police Van towed away from crime scene - Image SAPS

Two Policemen survived death by a whisker after a raging mob attacked them at an illegal liquor outlet Muldersdrift in the West Rand

The incident took place this morning (Saturday) at around 02:30 at an informal settlement in Muldersdrift where Police responded to a complaint of public disturbance coming from the shebeen.

According to SAPS Brigadier Mathapelo Peters, the Police were immediately attacked by the violent mob of patrons who did not want to stop their drinking spree.

“two Police members were attacked by an aggressive group of people. The members sought cover in a nearby shack as the group continued to pelt them with objects, allegedly threatening to kill the police members”, said Brigadier Peters.

The mob had besieged the two Police officers, luckily one of the cops managed to escape the shack only to find out that their vehicle had been set on fire.

Within a short of space of time, the Public Order Police (POP) arrived at the scene and managed to restore order, but one Police officer had been injured and was immediately rushed to a Hospital in Krugersdorp.

Police managed to enforce the and arrested the owner of the shebeen for selling alcohol without a permit and contravening the Disaster Management Act, COVID-19 level 1 lockdown regulations that prohibit the sale of alcohol after 23:00.

The alcohol at the premises was also confiscated and the value is yet to be determined.