Attacked constable ‘not so innocent’ - claims

2017-01-19 06:01

FEVER 6 January ran a story, titled “Policeman critical after attack” about a constable who was reportedly “attacked and beaten” by a group of men in a tavern two Sunday mornings ago.

Now with lots of allegations
going around in Gamalakhe,
a member of the community,
who witnesses the incident and who prefers not to be named, alleges that Constable Manqoba Zulu, the
victim, is not innocent.

The witness alleged the constable got into an argument and blew the situation out of proportion when
he fired shots at the men with his state firearm.

He alleges there was no reason for him to do this because the men were trying to control him as he was under the influence of alcohol and getting rowdy and out of
hand.

Police spokesperson Captain
Gerald Mfeka said he cannot
confirm the allegations as investigations are still under way.

Mfeka said the arrested sus-
pect, Mpume Mbono (36), appear-
ed in court last Wednesday and
his case was remanded to Thurs-
day 19 January for a bail application.

Mbono is remains in custody and no other arrests have been made so far.

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