4 held over KZN cop killing

2013-11-21 17:43
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Four men were arrested after a policeman was shot dead in Mpola near Marianhill, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Thursday.

Police spokesperson Thulani Zwane said the men were taken into custody on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old police officer was on his way to meet an acquaintance when he came across the men on 15 November.

"On his arrival at Mpola he was approached by the suspects who overpowered him and fired two fatal shots at him," Zwane said.

He said the men, between the ages of 17 and 34, allegedly took the officer's wallet, cellphones, bag, and his service pistol before burying him in a shallow grave in the area.

His car was found abandoned at Lindelani on Tuesday.

"One of the men was found in a house with two shovels, the deceased’s bag, firearm retainer, a blood-stained curtain, and muddied shoes," he said.

Further investigation led to the arrest of three more men.

They were expected to appear in the Pinetown Magistrate's court on Friday.


Read more on:    police  |  durban

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.