Family sues cops

2012-12-04 11:34

A Western Cape mother and daughter want more than R3.2 million in damages after police apparently shot them and then arrested them.

Cape Times reported that Felicia Mafumana (47) and Thabisa Mafumana (24) were shot during a fracas in Philippi on February 24, 2006.

It is believed a young couple and police officers got into an altercation on Chris Hani street that evening, with residents gathering around to criticise the way the officers were behaving.

Court papers alleged that a police officers drew her weapon and fired a few shots into the crowd. Two bullets hit Thabisa, at least one in her left leg fracturing her thigh bone.

Her mother ran towards the noise and was shot and wounded in the stomach.

While they were being treated, they were placed under arrest for public violence but were later released on warnings.

The pair reportedly appeared in the Western Cape High Court yesterday, where the defendant, the office of the minister of safety and security, asked for the matter to be postponed.

The matter would be argued later today.

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