Mpuma cop appears for murder

2014-04-04 07:18
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Johannesburg - A 28-year-old policeman accused of murder appeared in the Ngodwana Periodical Court along with a co-accused on Thursday, Mpumalanga police said.

The matter was postponed to 10 April for bail application, police spokesperson Leonard Hlathi said.

Constable Sandile Dlamini and Saico Mathe, 30, remained in custody.

The two were arrested on Monday after they were caught driving a suspected stolen car near Waterval Boven.

Hlathi said police noticed blood on the back seat of the vehicle after it was stopped.

"The suspects confessed to shooting the owner of the vehicle and dumping his body next to the road at Elandshoek before driving off with his vehicle."

The body of the man was found with a bullet wound in the head.

The officer also faces a charge of drunken driving.

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