Cape Town cop killing case on hold

2012-10-15 16:27
Cape Town - The trial of a youth accused of killing a Cape Town metro policeman was postponed by the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court on Monday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said.

Western Cape NPA spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said Sandisile Ncapayi, 18, would remain in custody until his next appearance on 22 October.

"An identity parade will be held within the next seven days for bail information... a Legal Aid lawyer has come on record to represent him."

Senior Superintendent Mpumelelo Hubert Xakekile, 50, was issuing a fine to a taxi driver in Khayelitsha on Wednesday evening when he was shot dead.

Ncapayi was arrested on Friday. An alleged accomplice was still on the run.

According to the NPA, Ncapayi was seen running from the scene with a firearm in his hand and allegedly admitted to a witness he had shot and robbed a police officer.

In court on Monday it was revealed that the youth was apparently unemployed and had only a primary school education.

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