Cops lied - 'execution' victim's family

2015-11-03 14:50
The scene where Mpanza was killed. CCTV footage can be seen outside the property. (Naledi Shange, News24)

The scene where Mpanza was killed. CCTV footage can be seen outside the property. (Naledi Shange, News24)

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Johannesburg - The family of Khulekani Mpanza, 37, who was shot and killed allegedly by police officers in Krugersdorp last month, say police did not give them the full story about his death.

Police informed the family of what happened two days after Mpanza was killed.

"Police said my brother tried to shoot at the police and they shot him back at close range," said Mbongiseni Mpanza.

"I saw the video on the Sunday Times and I was shocked because that story and the one I got from the police are too different," he said.

The video Mpanza referred to shows his brother running down a street in Krugersdorp.

Police fire a shot at him, causing him to fall to the ground and drop his weapon, which he had reportedly used to fire at the officers as he fled.

As Mpanza lies on the ground, an officer comes and kicks him while another shoots at him again.

The second shot apparently hit Mpanza in the head.

Mbongiseni Mpanza said his family in KwaZulu-Natal was battling to come to terms with his brother's death.

His brother was a father of eight and had paid lobola in January 2013.

The four officers are expected to face a charge of murder when they appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court.

Mbongiseni Mpanza said he wanted justice to prevail for his brother.

"I'd like to say the law must take its position. If you commit murder, you are not supposed to get bail for that," he said.

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