Police say that at about 1930h last night, a police rank was walking along Canterbury Walk, Beterverwagting, ECD, when he was attacked by a man who is alleged to be mentally unstable and who was armed with a cutlass and a knife.
A police release today said that residents responded and went to the assistance of the policeman during which the man suffered injuries. He was taken to the GPHC where he was pronounced DOA.
He has been identified as Jermaine Hamilton, 37 years, of no particular place of abode.
Investigations are in progress.