The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police
Department (JMPD) wishes Officer Levonne Jonas from the By-Laws Management Unit who was off-duty a speedy recovery after he was shot assisting a lady who was being assaulted by her boyfriend at the N1 South Olifantsfontein Road onramp in Midrand.

“It’s alleged that on Monday, 04 December 2023, Officer Jonas had stopped after witnessing a male assaulting a female at the N1 South Olifantsfontein Road onramp. It’s further alleged that Officer Jonas introduced himself as a policeman and attempted to intervene and stop the assault,” said Superintendent Xolani Fihla the JMPD spokesperson.

Officer Jonas was then overpowered by the male who disarmed him of his private firearm and shot him. The male immediately drove away leaving his girlfriend and the officer lying on the ground.

Officer Jonas was immediately rushed to hospital after sustaining gunshot wounds to the left arm, and right leg and one round grazing his head. He is believed to currently in a stable condition.

JMPD officers responded to the incident and whilst on scene the assaulted female returned together with members from Midrand SAPS, and she explained the whole ordeal.

Officers later received information that the said boyfriend was at Tembisa SAPS. The officers proceeded to the police station where they found the male who was immediately arrested and taken back to Midrand SAPS where he was detained and charged with assault GBH and attempted murder.

He is expected to appear in court soon.

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