More Ficksburg cops arrested

2011-04-21 08:57

Two more policemen were expected to appear in the Ficksburg Regional Court today in connection with the killing of protester Andries Tatane, the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) said.

The two officers were arrested in Bloemfontein yesterday, said ICD spokesperson Moses Dlamini.

One of them was a lieutenant-colonel commander at the public order police unit in Bloemfontein, and the other was a sergeant in the same unit.

Dlamini said the case against them would be postponed until Tuesday, when they would appear alongside their six co-accused in a bail application.

Tatane was beaten and shot, allegedly by police, during a protest march over service delivery in the Free State town of Ficksburg last Wednesday.

Six policemen have since appeared in court – two on a charge of murder, and four on a charge of assault.

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