Alleged cop kidnappers and killers back in court

2015-10-02 07:26
Forensic investigators on the scene of the murder in Inanda. (Kaveel Singh, News24)

Forensic investigators on the scene of the murder in Inanda. (Kaveel Singh, News24)

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Durban - Three men accused of murdering an Inanda police officer were expected to appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

Sabelo Mkhize, 26, S’boniso Khubisa, 19, and Lindokuhle Mchunu, 18, were arrested last week, a day after they allegedly shot and killed one officer and critically wounded another after overpowering and disarming them. The officers had been serving a protection order on one of the accused at the time of the attack.

During their last appearance, the State said it intended to oppose their bail. It informed the court that Khubisa and Mchunu were out on bail on another murder charge.

The trio face two counts of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of murder and another of attempted murder. They have also been charged with being in possession of firearms stolen from the officers, and another unlicensed weapon.

Meanwhile, a man who was tried for the murder of Cape Town constable Rozelle Witbooi was expected to hear his fate.

The 27-year-old was expected to appear in the Western Cape High Court where judgment was to be delivered.

Witbooi, 30, died when she was shot in the head by a robber she was chasing shortly last February.

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