Court hears about Cape Town cop killing

2013-03-13 12:11
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Cape Town - The Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court, in Cape Town, has heard the details of how two men killed a policeman, it was reported on Wednesday.

The Daily Voice reported that investigating officer Detective Hisham Cloete testified on Tuesday about Superintendent Mpumelelo Xakekile's death in October 2012.

He was a witness in the bail application of 19-year-old Sandile Ncaphayi, who stands accused of the killing.

Xakekile, 50, had stopped to pull over a minibus taxi in Cape Town when he came under fire.

Cloete said the policeman was standing at the rear of the taxi talking to the driver when two men approached him.

"Two males passed over the bridge and witnesses overheard one male saying in Xhosa 'This shit is alone'," Cloete said.

"He [one of the men] came between the driver and the officer and pushed the deceased into the road. Both males shot at the deceased while he was lying on the road."

The Daily Voice reported that a witness claimed Ncaphayi ran past him after the shooting, holding one gun and with another stuck in his waistband.

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