North West policeman arrested for murder

2012-07-20 19:34

Johannesburg - A North West police constable was arrested on Friday after she allegedly killed a man by throwing him from a moving car, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said.

The 32-year-old policewoman from Jouberton, in Klerksdorp, allegedly killed 20-year-old Kleinbooi Matthews on Sunday, IPID spokesperson Moses Dlamini said in a statement.

"A group of youths were walking from a nearby tavern on the way home. A police vehicle stopped near an Engen garage and the driver of the police vehicle [the constable] called the victim to the police vehicle," he said.

"It is alleged that the driver... then closed the window of the police vehicle and drove away while the victim's head was inside.

"The rest of the victim's body was dangling outside."

He said the window was then opened and the man was thrown to the road.

Paramedics declared him dead at the scene.

The constable would appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court on Monday.