Cops who ‘turned blind eye’ to mob justice could lose jobs

2013-06-20 10:55

Two police officers who allegedly turned a blind eye to a mob killing in North West could lose their jobs.

The policemen, whose names have been withheld, were filmed on a cellphone driving past a mob justice scene in Majemantsho village near Mafikeng where Boikie Molefe, (34) was being attacked.

Molefe had allegedly stabbed his ex-lover Motlalepula Matlala to death, before being caught and stoned to death.

The New Age reported today that a preliminary internal investigation found the officers should be charged with contravening regulation 20 of the Police Disciplinary Act, which was a dismissable offence.

A report on the matter was given to provincial commissioner Lt-Gen Zukiswa Mbombo on Wednesday.

It found the two officers had failed to protect the victim and prevent the attack.

North West police spokesman Lesego Metsi confirmed the findings and said Mbombo would study the report.

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