Cops arrested for killing motorist

2010-07-12 22:21

Johannesburg - Four policemen have been arrested for allegedly shooting dead a motorist in Pretoria central on Monday, the Independent Complaints Directorate said.

Nkosinathi Ntuli, 23, of Doornpoort was allegedly driving his Toyota RunX on the wrong side of the road on the corner of Boom and Cowie streets, when he was shot dead, spokesperson Moses Dlamini said.

Dlamini said the officers - a captain, two sergeants and a warrant officer - were arrested because nothing on the scene indicated that their lives had been in danger and that the shooting was warranted.

When the incident happened the officers were driving an unmarked vehicle and the driver was not in police uniform.

The other three officers were in uniform.

They were expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.