ICD to visit family of teen shot by cop

2012-02-17 09:00
Johannesburg - Managers from the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) will on Friday visit the family of a teenage boy who was allegedly shot dead by a student policeman in Soweto.

IDC executive director Francois Beukman and other senior managers will visit the grieving family to offer their condolences.

Thato Mokoka, 16, was apparently shot and killed by a 41-year-old officer in Braamfischerville on Tuesday.

IDC spokesperson Moses Dlamini said Mokoka was shot outside the home of his grandmother Sybil Mokoka in Braamfischerville Phase Two.

He was shot three times: once in the back, once in the forehead, and once in the stomach.

Dlamini said a post-mortem would be done by Friday.

Gang terrorising schoolchildren

Brigadier Neville Malila said in a statement that Dobsonville police received information on Tuesday about a group of youths, alleged to be members of a gang, who were terrorising schoolchildren in the area.

They were in a room in the back yard of a Braamfischerville house with a gun.

"Members reacted on the information and searched the identified shack. One of the youths found in the shack went outside and shots were heard," said Malila.

Mokoka was found dead outside.

According to reports on Thursday, Mokoka was lying on his stomach with his hands above his head when the policeman allegedly fired.

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