Cops face charges over Winnie spat

2011-09-27 11:11
Johannesburg - Two policemen who were involved in an altercation with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and her bodyguards will face criminal charges, according to a newspaper report on Tuesday.

This follows an incident in December last year where the officers - Warrant Officer Jannie Odendaal and Constable Abel Twala - stopped Madikizela-Mandela's car because it was reportedly being driven recklessly at 150kph.

An argument ensued. The bodyguards brought charges of pointing of a firearm and intimidation against the policemen.

Beeld reported that counter charges against the bodyguards and Madikizela-Mandela were dropped but the policemen, who are on suspension, would be criminally charged.

Prosecutor Kholeka Gcaleka of the National Prosecuting Authority said on Monday that the department of public prosecutions had "enough proof" to prosecute.

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