Andries Tatane case postponed

Johannesburg - The case against eight Free State policemen accused of assaulting and killing protester Andries Tatane was postponed in the Ficksburg Regional Court on Thursday.

Their trial would start on November 23, said Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) spokesperson Moses Dlamini.

The accused are Nicodemus Israel Moiloa, Mothusi Magano, Mphonyana Ntaje, Olebogeng Mphirime, Solomon Moeketsi, Jonas Skosana, Kanathasen Munsamay and Isaac Finger.

They allegedly shot Tatane in the chest with rubber bullets and beat him with batons during a service delivery protest in Ficksburg on April 13.

Two of the policemen were charged with murder and the other six faced charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
 

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