The news is very nauseating and outrageous, especially when the custodians of security outfit become the victims during duty. Another security officer was murdered and a second sustained a several gunshots wound to his leg during a cash-in-transit robbery in Delft South, Cape Town, on Saturday morning, police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut said the suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

The wounded officer was transported to hospital.

The getaway vehicle and a light delivery vehicle were abandoned in Philippi.

Police are investigating cases of murder and attempted murder.

No arrests had been made.