Cop crashes car, commits suicide

2011-05-02 17:39
Johannesburg - A Roodepoort, Johannesburg policeman committed suicide after crashing his car into a lamppost, Beeld newspaper reported on Monday.

The constable, whose name and age had not been released, crashed an unmarked police car into a lamppost on the R41 between Johannesburg and Randfontein around 05:00 on Saturday.

Captain Jacob Roboroko could not say what the cause of the accident was, only that it would form part of the investigation.

The officer then went to his commanding officer's house in Kagiso extension 11 outside Krugersdorp to report the accident. While they were speaking, the constable drew his firearm and shot himself in the head.
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