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
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
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.
IFP Western Cape Coordinator, Ms Anthea Wichman, Cell: 078 101 6895
IFP Parliamentary Caucusís Media Liaison
Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, Cell: 072 497