Police cell murder case postponed

2012-04-23 19:52

Cape Town - The case of two men accused of killing a man in a Cape Town police station's cells was postponed by the Bellville Magistrate's Court on Monday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said.

Spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said Daniel Dyosi and Sipho Mhlanga would appear again on May 10 for a formal bail application.

Colonel Frederick van Wyk said the men allegedly assaulted Eben Meyer, 48, in the Durbanville police station cells at about 01:30 on Saturday.

Meyer was arrested for apparently being drunk in public and was put into the cells with eight other people.

Van Wyk said it seemed Meyer had an argument and a fight broke out. Meyer died soon after the fight from his injuries. Ntabazalila said no weapons were used in the fight.

  • Michelle - 2012-04-23 20:09

    Why are good ppl being arrested for small offences, when more worrisome crime is being committed daily? I hope the police who arrested him (Eben was a dear friend, and sorely missed by all at SAA)have his death on their conscience and will help the bereaved family in getting justice. I have no faith in our police, and esp traffic police.

      Paul - 2012-04-23 22:32

      The saddest thing in this story is that the cops that arrested him DO NOT GIVE A SH*T about Eben Meyers life & or anyone else who may unlawfully loose their life in the process of cops doing their so called jobs... Honestly, the SAPS & the Justice system is PATHETIC!!!! The police in our country still patrol in LDV's/Bakkies (Light Delivery Vehicles), the so called saviors of our nation who supposedly brain stormed to give us the so called wonderful constitution COULDN'T even think for a second that we need to treat our citizens with dignity & respect so we need to start using cars & not LDV's. Then the pathetic Judges/Magistrates & prosecutors who allow the cops to catch on a whole lot of crap don't have the guts or enough respect for civil rights to man up to the cops & stop their abusive behavior by simply saying stop arresting people for every stupid thing, arrest should be the last option you turn to not the first... SA doesn't need MORE cops, SA needs COPS to care MORE about South Africans.

      DeonMarzo - 2012-04-24 20:00

      Why did they not call his family to come pick him up?He was no threat to anyone in public!

  • phoofolo.lebohang - 2012-04-23 21:08

    This country its from BAD to WORSE... Now the poor police officer they are going to be blame,for the murder which they wasn't committed,whereas they was doing their job as they have been instructed. Its better to change to the old justice system...

  • sfisop1 - 2012-04-23 21:18

    i thnk they deserve to save lyftym in jail. Lock them n throw away the key

  • rvbrink - 2012-04-23 21:28

    Why did the police not just take him home to go sleep it off? Everyday there are thousands of people who are drunk in public and they do not get arrested. Concentrate on the real crimes going on out there and maybe SA will become a better place to live in. I knew this man personally and he was not a fighter or trouble maker. The policemen who took him to the cells and put him there must also be charged.

      DeonMarzo - 2012-04-24 19:52

      I took a foto of Eben Meyer at Stones as he was resting on his arms on the bar counter at 9:28pm Friday 20 April at Stones.When I got at Stones at 9:20pm the police was patroling the parking area at Stones.Eben Meyer tried to stand up to go but he fell and then the \bouncer\ \coco\ throwed him out of Stones before 10:00pm 20 April.He was arrested by the police arround 10pm Friday.So why does the police report state he was arrested on Saterday morning at 1:30am?

  • Buti - 2012-04-23 21:46

    Helpless man with morons?

  • Kevin - 2012-04-23 22:03

    Sadly for the NPA they have lost there case on having Mr Dewani returned to South Africa, the officers on duty knew exactly what they were doing, trust the desk officer has been suspended and will face charges

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  • Acta - 2012-04-26 09:09

    Met this gentleman once, good guy, but was also intoxicated. My deepest condolences to his three daughters and fiance and the rest of his family and friends.

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