Cop killing condemned

2013-07-15 23:04
MEC Willies Mchunu (Picture, The Witness)

MEC Willies Mchunu (Picture, The Witness)

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Durban - The killing of a policeman and a woman, allegedly by another policeman and his accomplice, was condemned on Monday by KwaZulu-Natal community safety MEC Willies Mchunu.

In a statement, Mchunu said the killing needed to be condemned, and that the arrests should show that no one was above the law.

The bodies of student constable Xolani Kwela, 26, from the Pinetown police station near Durban, and Sindisiwe Ngcobo, 25, were found last week on Wednesday at the side of a road in a plantation between Greytown and Dundee.

A 28-year old police constable and a 20-year man have been arrested in connection with the killings. They were allegedly found in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

Mchunu said it was particularly disturbing that one of the suspects was a police officer.

“But this underlines that no one is above the law. We have said once and again that we will remove all rotten potatoes within our own ranks,” said Mchunu.

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