Limpopo cop case postponed

2013-06-19 13:59
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Polokwane - The trial of five Limpopo policemen accused of beating a Nigerian man to death was postponed in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

A Sapa correspondent reported that Magistrate Janine Ungerer was apparently sick.

Ungerer was due to deliver a ruling on their bail application.

Boitumelo Ramahlala, Mashiba Mathata, Collins Sekoati, Thabo Mabotja, and Clement Tsotsane are accused of beating Onyechiabi Iwuaka to death on 21 May while he was visiting a friend.

His friend escaped the assault.

Iwuaka died on the way to the Polokwane police station.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) told the court previously that Onyechiabi was tortured and assaulted before dying.

The IPID said police found him at the house of a suspected armed robber.

Read more on:    police  |  ipid  |  polokwane  |  police brutality

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