Two police officers charged for murdering one of their own

African News Agency

South African police vehicle.

MURDER – Two members of the Soweto flying squad were arrested on Monday for allegedly shooting dead a fellow officer in January this year, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said.

“It is alleged that in January 2016, the police were following up on the information of a hijacked Ford Figo which was sported (sic) around Soweto. On following that information, the two arrested police officers shot and killed another police officer whom they alleged that he blocked their thoroughfare and therefore prevented them from getting the hijacked car,” said IPID spokesman Robbie Raburabu.

“IPID investigated the murder and the members, a 49-year-old warrant officer and a 29-year-old constable, were arrested this morning 09 May 2016 and appeared in the Kliptown Magistrates court.”

The two are charged with murder and defeating the ends of justice.

They will remain in custody until they make a formal bail application on Wednesday, May 11.

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