'Hit squad' cops to apply for bail

2012-06-22 07:53
Supporters of the Cato Manor cops protest outside the Durban Regional Court. (Sapa)

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

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Johannesburg - Eighteen members of the disbanded Durban Organised Crime Unit are expected to appear in the Durban Regional Court on Friday to apply for bail.

Twenty officers were arrested in connection with alleged hit squad activities in the Durban Organised Crime Unit based at Cato Manor. Charges against two officers were withdrawn on Thursday.

The two were part of the National Intervention Unit and not the Durban Organised Crime Unit, but were among the 20 people arrested on Wednesday in a joint operation involving the Hawks.

The 18 policemen face 14 charges of murder, 14 of unlawful possession of ammunition, 14 of unlawful possession of firearms, and four of housebreaking.

Also on the provisional indictment are 14 counts of defeating the ends of justice, and 14 of unlawful possession of weapons and ammunition.

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