Hit squad accused cop dies

2013-01-16 16:46
Supporters of the Cato Manor cops protest outside the Durban Regional Court. (File, Sapa)

Supporters of the Cato Manor cops protest outside the Durban Regional Court. (File, Sapa)

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Durban - A former Cato Manor organised crime unit member, who was one of those accused of being involved in a hit squad, has died of a heart attack, the Mercury newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Captain Vincent Auerbach, 40, died after calling his close friend Bruce McInnes, complaining of severe chest pains.

Auerbach was the second officer connected to the alleged death squad who has died in the past three months.

Captain Neville Eva, 45, who had a bacterial infection of the heart, died in November.

Last year, about 30 officers, including the head of the Hawks in KwaZulu-Natal, Major General Johan Booysen, were charged with about 100 counts relating to the alleged death squad killings.

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