Man dies after being chased by cops

2013-07-03 18:43

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Johannesburg - A man was killed while being chased by the police in Sasolburg, in the Free State, on Wednesday, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said.

The police tried to pull over a silver Toyota Tazz at 02:00, but the driver sped off, IPID spokesperson Moses Dlamini said.

"The police allege that they gave chase and also asked for backup. [They] alleged that six police officers shot at [the] deceased's car."

The driver, Moeketsi Mafube, 22, apparently lost control of the car and it crashed near a petrol station near Sebokeng in Gauteng.

He was found dead on the scene.

No firearms were in his possession.

The IPID had opened a murder docket.

No arrests had yet been made, said Dlamini.

- SAPA
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