Prospective Tshwane cop's death probed

2012-02-01 16:48

Johannesburg - An inquest docket has been opened into the death of a man during a training run for prospective Tshwane metro police recruits, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Console Tleane said in a statement that Tatho Mosia collapsed on Tuesday before reaching the gates of the Tshwane metro police academy where the 2.4km track ended.

He was taken to Pretoria West Hospital, but died shortly afterwards.

On Wednesday afternoon, metro police management met his family at the academy to express their condolences.

"We continue to support the family with processes related to the inquest docket that has been opened to investigate what the actual causes of death are," Tleane said.

The physical evaluation of aspiring recruits - of which the run formed part - would continue, he said.

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