Mpumalanga traffic cop killing case postponed

2016-08-10 20:41
Magistrates court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Magistrates court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Bloemfontein - Three people, including a 20-year-old woman, appeared in the Standerton Magistrate's Court in connection with the murder of a traffic officer, Mpumalanga police said on Wednesday.

Their case was postponed to August 29 for a formal bail application, said police spokesperson Captain Johannes Nhlabathi.

"During their appearance Popcru [Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union] gathered outside court for a picket calling for an end to police killings and for bail to be denied," said Nhlabathi.   

AB Nkumba was shot on Friday afternoon in Standerton, Mpumalanga, while attempting to issue a traffic violation fine.

The suspects were arrested by Free State police on Friday evening while trying to enter Lesotho at the Maseru border post after a car fitting the description of the one the killers had used was stopped and searched.

Police found a RAP 401 handgun with live ammunition and a traffic fine receipt book the three had allegedly stole from the officer.

The three face charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, theft of state property and murder.  

On Monday they appeared in the Ladybrand Magistrate's Courts and their case was referred to Standerton.

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