2 appear for cop murder

2013-11-25 17:47

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Durban - Two men made a brief appearance in the Pinetown Magistrate's court on Monday in connection with the killing of a policeman.

The case against Mthozi Ngcobo and Khulekani Vilikazi was postponed to 2 December for a formal bail application.

The two are accused of being involved in the killing of a 32-year-old police officer last week.

Four others appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on Friday in connection with the officer's death.

Police spokesperson Thulani Zwane said last week the officer was on his way to meet an acquaintance when he came across the men on 15 November.

"On his arrival at Mpola he was approached by the suspects who overpowered him and fired two fatal shots at him," Zwane said.

He said the men, between the ages of 17 and 34, allegedly took the officer's wallet, cellphones, bag, and his service pistol before burying him in a shallow grave in the area.

His car was found abandoned at Lindelani in Ntuzuma on Tuesday.

"One of the men was found in a house with two shovels, the deceased's bag, firearm retainer, a blood-stained curtain, and muddied shoes," he said.

Further investigation led to the arrest of three more men.

Magistrate Chris Annamalai refused an application from the media to be allowed to photograph the men.

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