Body of a cop found in bathroom

Spouse heartbroken
9mm official firearm was found

The spouse of the late police Constable affiliated under Parkweg Crime Prevention Task, Xolile Dada whose body was found lifeless in the men’s bathrooms at the Parkweg SAPS in Bloemfontein on Monday, has expressed shock. Tsholofelo Moeng took to social media to vent out her grief.“E kare Ntate Modimo aka mpha matla ke kgodise Bonolo Warona Unathi Moeng tshabong le tshireletsong ya hae hoba one ke tlamaile gomo kgosisa le yena ose are sile.

O robale ka Kagisho Xolile Dada, o tsamaile resa lebella empa hotla loka. Thank you for da (the) precious gift u (you) hv (have) given me, I will always remember u through her,” wrote Moeng on her Facebook timeline.According to the police spokesperson, Colonel Thandi Mbambo, one of the team police team members, made the shocking discovery as he went to relieve himself in the men’s toilet on Monday.

“The Constable indicated that as he was approaching the door to the toilet he heard a loud bang and wondered what was happening.As he tried to enter the toilets he saw the body on the floor and went to alert other colleagues who had also heard the unidentified bang,” said Mbambo. She added that the body, which was discovered on Monday at about 18:15, was found to be that of 27-year-old Constable Xolile Dada who was working at Parkweg Community Service Centre.

“The member was on sick leave for about a month and was supposed to have reported on duty on April 01 but only reported the second day. He did not attend the night shift on-duty parade on the day and his body was discovered shortly after the parade,” said Mbambo. She said Dada had a gunshot wound to the head and the 9mm official firearm was found next to his body and that no foul play is suspected and a case of inquest has been registered for further investigation.

“Our heartfelt condolences to the family, colleagues and friends. We urge members to continuously use our Employee Health and Wellness services to assist them in dealing with their personal and work-related pressures. This includes going for debriefing to alleviate the stress emanating from their unusual encounters during the performance of their duties”, said the Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Moeketsi Sempe.

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