Three local cops arrested on murder charges

2018-08-15 06:00

THREE KwaZulu-Natal police officers in key arms of the SA Police Service (SAPS) have been arrested for the alleged torture and murder of a man in police custody. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) announced on Monday they had arrested one police officer from the Muden detectives and two from Greytown Crime Intelligence for murder, defeating the ends of justice, and assault.

IPID spokesperson Moses Dlamini said that on August 2 the detective and Crime Intelligence officers had interrogated three people in connection with a murder case. During the incident, it is alleged that, “...the three suspects were detained, tortured and assaulted inside Muden cells until one of the suspects succumbed to his injuries and died”.

It is reported that they then dumped the body in nearby bushes.

Dlamini said the family of the deceased reported him missing at the same police station after he didn't return home.

Family members were told by the police that the deceased had been released, however they reported that he was missing to IPID.

A task team was formed to investigate the matter and the three officers were arrested last Sunday. The three suspects are due to appear in Greytown Magistrate's Court today.


Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.