IFP Saddened by Death of Dedicated Constable

09 April 2014.


The IFP expresses its sincere condolences to the family and colleagues of Constable Hazel Jako of the Maitland Flying Squad, who died on duty on Monday night in Strand. 


The South African Police Services (SAPS) has lost a dedicated member in Constable Jako. She dedicated her life to fighting crime in our country, as is evidenced by the fact that she and her colleague did not back down on apprehending the suspected car thief who knocked her down and killed her. 


She was lauded by her superiors for, among other successes, apprehending a cross-border drug syndicate. 


It is always saddening to see dedicated members of the SAPS die while on duty. These kinds of incidents affect other police officers in many ways. 


As the IFP, we urge SAPS to provide psychological treatment to any police officer who was with Constable Jako on that fateful night, to help them recover from the terrible incident they witnessed, and to ensure they are fit to continue with their duties. 


We also urge police officers to work tirelessly to ensure that Constable Jakoís killer is put in jail for many years. May her soul rest in peace and God comfort her family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. 



Issued by:

IFP Western Cape Coordinator, Ms Anthea Wichman, Cell: 078 101 6895


Or contact: 

IFP Parliamentary Caucusís Media Liaison Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, Cell: 072 497 1252