Cop due in dock for murder

2013-07-01 00:00

A 25-YEAR-OLD police constable is due to appear in court today after being arrested for a case of murder, and the kidnapping and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm of four other members of the Shezi family.

According to police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane, during the early hours of last Thursday, four people who claimed to be police officers arrived at the Shezi homestead at Moscow in Ematimatolo, Greytown, and kidnapped five members of the Shezi family. “The victims claim they were taken to nearby bushes where they were allegedly assaulted. The suspects accused them of being involved in a murder case that was reported at Ematimatolo early in June. After they were allegedly assaulted, they were dropped off at separate places and the attackers left in a police vehicle,” said Zwane.

Three of the victims reported the attack to the police, while the other two were missing. Later Nhlaka Shezi (20) was found in some bushes and taken to hospital. He died as a result of his injuries. The other family member was found later, injured but alive.

KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Lieutenant-General Mmamonnye Ngobeni strongly condemned the attack and vowed that the perpetrators would be brought to book.

“We will fully co-operate with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) investigation and ensure that we do everything within our control to make sure that the perpetrators are identified. An internal investigation will also be conducted and any police officer that may be identified as being part of this group will be dealt with harshly,” she said.

Ipid spokesperson Moses Dlamini confirmed that they are investigating a case against the police constable and that he will appear at the Greytown Magistrate’s Court today.

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