JMPD security officer found dead at Rea Vaya station

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Management of the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) said they are shocked and saddened after learning of the death of a male security officer who was found burnt on Friday morning.

JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla said on Thursday evening, 18 March 2021 security officer Dumisani Trevor Tani reported on duty at the Rea Vaya bus station at Klipspruit Valley Road in Klipspruit, Soweto.

“At approximately 04h50 on Friday morning, a colleague arrived to relieve Tani from his duties and to open the station. The colleague was surprised to see the station quiet. When he checked in the toilet he found Tani burnt and non-responsive.”

Gauteng Emergency Medical Services Paramedics were called and Tani was declared dead on the scene.

Fihla said even though Tani was burnt, an inquest docket will be opened at Moroka SAPS to determine the actual cause of death.

The Department sent it’s heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of security officer Tani.

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