4 held over KZN cop killing

2013-11-21 17:43
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg - Four men were arrested after a policeman was shot dead in Mpola near Marianhill, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Thursday.

Police spokesperson Thulani Zwane said the men were taken into custody on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old police 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 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.

They were expected to appear in the Pinetown Magistrate's court on Friday.

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