Krugersdorp 'execution' cops denied bail

2015-11-13 11:18


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Krugersdorp - Three police officers accused of shooting dead a suspect in cold blood were denied bail in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Magistrate Keith Page rejected their bail application and said although the State had not opposed bail, based on the CCTV footage of the shooting shown to the court, there was a clear prima facie case for murder.

"It has been established that an excessive degree of violence was exerted on the deceased," said Page.

"The CCTV footage shows accused number 1 approaching the deceased who was on the floor, elbows bent with his hands covering his face, showing no resistance to the police."

When the suspect was on the ground, the police could have made a successful arrest, but they did not, said Page.

Constable Titus Mabele, Constable Jason Segole and Sergeant Puleng Sebetwa face charges of murder and defeating the ends of justice.

- Read more: I saw them shooting the guy - eyewitness to police 'execution'

(Mpho Raborife, News24)

(Mpho Raborife, News24)

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